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Quiet, out of the way place.

This is a State Park with a boat ramp, picnic tables and play ground, along with the Rawlings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kissimmee, Florida
well worth it, a little off the beaten path

Although I had heard of The Yearling, didn't know much about the author. What a fascinating little... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greer, South Carolina
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Historic home of the author of "The Yearling."
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18700 S. Cr 325, Cross Creek, Hawthorne, FL 32640-8403
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a State Park with a boat ramp, picnic tables and play ground, along with the Rawlings House. There are many large oak trees with Spanish Moss hanging on them throughout the property. Guided tours of the house are offered. Peace, quiet and nature...More

Thank bobhrobl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I had heard of The Yearling, didn't know much about the author. What a fascinating little place with lots of history and charm. Read Cross Creek after we got home. Well worth the side trip

Thank S W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rawlings House is both a Florida and a National treasure, for sure. Located in historic Cross Creek (as popularised by Rawlings' novel of the same name), it is a visit well-worth it.

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I actually lived in Cross Creek for a few years . I was really taken by the peace and quit of the whole area . I was also impressed by the books of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings . I now own every one of her books...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is the Pullitzer Prize Winner's Home. Really interesting tour. Kept as it was in the 1940's when she lived there.

Thank Susie M
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Before anyone reads this review there is one thing to know. There are two perceptions of MKR State Park. To the casual observer, it was the home of a famous author who wrote books long ago and is an old country house, on a farm...More

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I decided to stop here on our way back from SC. Our tour guide, Rick was an absolute gem who transported us back into time with his superb knowledge of MKR’s past. We learned far more than we ever expected about not...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit if you want to see how it was back in the days. I saw the movie The Yearling and read the book and I could easily visualize Marjorie Rawlings typing away at her typewriter, sitting on the porch,...More

Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Did the $3 tour,, was worth a lot more.. Great to see and learn. Grounds are well kept. This is the real time period place.

Thank Don C
Reviewed 1 March 2018

There was so much to learn at the site. The tours are scheduled to last an hour, but ours was more like 1 hour and 20 minutes. We went during the week so the guide was not pressured to hurry us through. He was so...More

Thank southcaroinagal
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10 March 2018|
Response from Patricia K | Reviewed this property |
Don't know if there were shingles. May have been metal. The tour concentrated on the inside of the home, the garden, outhouse, & barn. I'm sure you could ask if you visit
11 March 2017|
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Response from Lisa J | Reviewed this property |
It's about an hour or so.
20 July 2015|
Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Those kinds of facilities are in nearby towns. Gainesville has excellent hotels and there is a campground is Ocala. The park itself is boat friendly and pet friendly. The house & nearby grounds are historic and modest.