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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park


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State Historic Park preserving the Cross Creek Farm where Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Yearling, lived and worked 1928 - 1953. Historic house and farmyard are maintained much as when she lived there in the 1930s and is interpreted by costumed tour guides. The historic orange grove has early varieties of citrus and the house garden is planted twice a year with seasonal herbs, vegetables and flowers. Two trails lead into the Florida woodland.

Ranger-guided walks inside the historic home are offered for a small fee, October through July, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) at 10 and 11 am and at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm. Larger groups and school groups can reserve a guided tour on Tuesday or Wednesday with an advance reservation.Park Admission Fee - $3.00/vehicle Guided Tours of the Rawling's house: Adults - $3.00 per personChildren - 6 to 12 years of age, $2.00 per personChildren under 6 years of age are free.

Ranger-led tour about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her changing understanding of what is was like to be black in America. The program includes information about her work and letters, and her friendships with prominent black Americans, including Zora Neale Hurston. Available by reservation only on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, with an advance reservation. Park admission plus tour fee.

  • Amenities:
  • Parking, Picnic Area,
  • Designation:
  • Black Heritage Trail,
  • Disabled Traveler Information:
  • ADA Compliant,

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