Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, Hawthorne

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park is a Florida State Park and historic site located on the former homestead of Pulitzer Prize-winning Florida author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953). A National Historic Landmark, it is located in Cross Creek, Florida, between Ocala and Gainesville at 18700 South County Road 325.
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  • We had an enjoyable few hours here on a fairly warm July day. Though the house was not open for tours due to COVID-19, we had a nice conversation and learned a lot from a volunteer, and were able to.....  more »
  • Any fan of "Cross Creek" or The Yearling" should plan a visit to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' house in Cross Creek, Florida. And if you are interested in history and how people lived in a different...  more »
  • We truly enjoyed our visit to this historic site. The guides were able to bring the house and grounds to life with their narratives plus answer in detail our questions. A group of early school age summer camp children were kept engaged by the guide/storytellers painting pictures and demonstrations of an American literary figure's sense of place and time past in central Florida.
  • The museum, itself, is enriching, and wonderful. The grounds, within and without the museum enclosure, are not large, but they are heavy with Spanish moss and charm. There is a lake and a boat launching ramp. The people are friendly. It is a little piece of Florida beauty

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