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Marjorie Kinnan-Rawlings Historic State Park
Visitors to this old 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 wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Yearling and other wonderful works of fiction, has been restored and is preserved as it was when she lived here. The park is open every day and visitors may tour the house with a ranger in period costume from October through July
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