Visitors to this Florida homestead can walk back in time to 1930s farm life where Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and worked in the tiny community of Cross Creek. Her cracker style home and farm, where she lived for 25 years and wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Yearling, has been restored and is preserved as it was when she lived here. Guided tours at the park begin at the barn, walk through the farmyard and then through the historic house. Tour guides will talk about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' life, her writing, farm life in the 1930s, and Cross Creek.
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.
This program is available only by contacting park staff in advance to schedule tour
18700 S. County Road 325, Cross Creek, FL, 32640