Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

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Visitors to this Florida homestead can walk back in time to 1930s farm life. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and worked in the tiny community of Cross Creek. Her cracker-style home and farm, where she lived for 2 years and wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Yearling, has been restored and is preserved as it was when she lived here. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006. Rawlings’ farmyard, grove and nature trails are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily throughout the year. Visitors may tour the house with a ranger in period costume from October through July, Thursday through Sunday five times daily, Except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Picnic facilities are located in the adjacent county park.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park