Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, Hawthorne

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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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  • I’ve wanted to visit this place since I read “The Yearling” when I was 11. It’s magical and atmospheric. The docents were very friendly and super knowledgeable. I’ll definitely return to tour the...  more »
  • A wonderful tour guide led us through the homestead and gave a very detailed and interesting account of the author's life. I hope to go back to spend more time there.  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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