for just $3 you can look around the grounds and outbuildings on your own. Old cracker style house and antiques from around the 30's definitely takes you back to a different time. This site is a National Historic Landmark.
Park is certainly inexpensive--if you want the guided tour, $3/person. You can look around the grounds & outbuildings on your own, paid tour is for the house. This was a prominent Florida writer and I appreciated learning even more about her life here.
This excursion is best appreciated by someone who goes there deliberately and with specific expectations. I think that anyone can appreciate the beauty and orderliness of Rawlings' farm and house, especially on a nice day when it's not too hot & muggy, but doing a little casual research on this Pulitzer-prize winning novelist greatly enhance the experience, and reading one... 更多
We visited Marjorie Rawlings SP today, we have been wanting to see it for a while and finally got there. Went on the 11:00 tour, we had a great tour guide (Rodger). He was very informative about the house and Marjorie, and her books. I loved the house, old cracker house that she had added on to several times. It... 更多
Unknown to us, the house is closed August and September. We did enjoy strolling about the property. This site is a National Historic Landmark. The Fl. State Park brochures state Cross Creek or Hawthorne as location. Confusing. Cross Creek was Rawlings' first book in which she wrote of her farm and life on the farm. The Yearling was a Pulitzer... 更多
The Rawlings House is located in Cross Creek Florida. Visitors pay a small fee to walk through the estate which includes a small orange grove, chickens and ducks, garden, barn and house. The house, barn and grounds are all historically decorated and stocked. This is a nice experience, an easy walk, completely outdoors (August is hot!), and partially wheelchair accessible.... 更多
I loved the book and also anything old Florida. If you have read The Yearling, Cross Creek or A Land Remembered then you will love this authentic peek into the past. We were even able to take our dog who enjoyed the trail and the chickens in the yard. Make sure to go Thursdsay-Sunday so that you can cap off... 更多
We would have realized the house was closed to tours... the buildings and land were well worth the visit....