Our day begins with a tour of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006, this site is a microcosm of 1930s Florida farmland and marshland. It represents a history, culture and architecture that typifies a rural Florida that has all but vanished. We’ll walk through the grove and visit the farmyard and farmhouse where Rawlings lived and wrote Cross Creek and the Pulitzer-prize winning book, The Yearling.
We’ll then have lunch at the Yearling Restaurant. Normally only open for dinner, the Yearling has agreed to open for our group. The restaurant captures the flavor and spirit of Florida as it was; where you can enjoy the sights and cuisine today just as they were in the early 1900s. Lunch choices are as follows: fried shrimp, catfish, or chicken. All items are served with a salad or cole slaw and cheese grits or a baked potato. A beverage and small dessert are included. Please make your lunch selection at the time of your reservation.
After lunch we will have free time in downtown Micanopy to explore the many treasures to be found in the local antique shops.
Trip price includes transportation, tour, lunch and driver gratuity. Trip is based on a minimum of 35 people.
For pricing and reservations, please call 407-855-9732 or email us.