Roselle plants

Volunteer Honored


Sheila Holloway, MKR Tour Guide, was recently awarded the coveted Public Service Award at the Statewide Park Manager/Citizen Support Organization Meeting in Tampa. Sheila was recognized for her thirty plus years of work with the Florida Park Service and her dedication to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park. Sheila, without fail, goes above and beyond to provide the best experience possible for our many visitors.

Roselle plants


The roselle plants are blooming and setting seeds at the PARK.

Here are the immature seed pods that are used in some of MKR's recipes.

Yes, the ducks were there too.

Park News


Each month, over 1,000 guests visit the MKR Historic State Park.

" Awesome- so beautiful. She must have treasured living here. So blessed."

"The Yearling was the first book I read. I was six years old. Cried at the end."

"Dream come true."

More ducks


The ducks are nearly full size and enjoy spending time grazing in the grass and sunning.

Kumquats are turning colors


The kumquats as well are all the citrus fruits are turning colors at the PARK.

Won't be long before it's time to pick the ripe fruit.

Cross Roads


Cross Roads: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Norton S. Baskin in Unguarded Moments was performed Friday, Oct. 18 in Gainesville.  Actors from A Classic Theatre in St. Augustine portrayed Marjorie and Norton.  Deborah Dickey wrote and directed the play.