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.