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 Florida author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. It is located in Cross Creek, Florida, between Ocala and Gainesville at 18700 South County Road 325.
The homestead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, added on September 29, 1970. The house and farm yard were designated a National Historic Landmark on September 27, 2006.
Activities include hiking and hourly tours Thursday through Sunday, at 10 a.m. 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., except in August and September. Amenities include two short hiking trails and park employees that bring 1930s rural Florida to life with period clothing and stories. In addition, guests are invited to pick and sample oranges from the many trees within the property.
Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays). The cost is $3 per car to enter the park.
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  • I enjoyed this tour as much or more than fancy mansions. The tour guide spends lots of time here and obviously loves the place and Ms. Rawlings. It is especially neat that 95% of the items inside actu...  more »
  • After moving to the south a while back we started to hear the word 'Cracker' and Florida 'Cracker' a lot. And as much as you can read about this term and it's references it has been a wish to experien...  more »
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  • A great way to spend the day. The grounds have lots of orange trees - guests we're sampling them and enjoying them. There are also a lot of chickens running around! Very cute. The staff was dressed in period clothing and were very knowledgeable. When you get in the house, you could see furniture from the period. Even had a working kitchen, they were baking when we were there! I hope you enjoy the pictures I have attached.
  • Really great experience. The park and home site are nicely maintained. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and informative. You can also do a self tour. The price is right at only $3 per car, done by honor system, giving you a hang tag to leave on the mirror. We very much enjoyed seeing the whole house and farm kept as it was when she lived there. Be sure to pick up the brochure before going into the park!

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