Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park preserves the Cross Creek Farm where Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Yearling, lived and worked 1928 - 1953. the 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 many varieties of citrus including orange, grapefruit, and tangerine. The house garden is planted twice a year with seasonal herbs, vegetables and flowers. Two trails lead into the Florida woodland. Ranger-guided tours inside the historic home are offered for a small fee, October through July.


Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, ADA Information, Handicapped Parking, Ramps, Wheelchair-friendly

Guest Information

Family Friendly

Hours of Operation

Dates closed: Park open, but tours not offered on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day or Aug. - Sept., Hours: Park: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Historic house: Oct. - Jul., Thurs - Sun at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.