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Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm

The Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., is a Citizen Support Organization (CSO) authorized through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, whose mission is to support the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park. Read more about us - who we are, what we do, and how you can help!

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Tours inside the farmhouse are by Park Guide only and are available during the months of October through July, Thursday through Sunday at 10  a.m., and 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. The cost for the tour is a suggested donation of $3 per Adult and $2 per Child.

Guests may pay the entrance fee with the QR code at the entry gate.

Staff are available and happy to answer questions and assist with outside tours. More park information

Preserving Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Legacy

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is the author of the American classic The Yearling.   She moved to Cross Creek, Florida, in 1928.  The people, the land, and the lifestyles of the people of rural north central Florida inspired her most enduring literary works. 

Read more  about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' life story, her home, and her books. 

Upcoming Events



Here is Home: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Cross Creek

This 40 minute documentary features interviews of  J. T. Glisson, Carol Fiddia Laxton, Hettie Ross, Mrs. Dorsey Townsend, Bobby Townsend and Roy Bass.  Ann McCutchan, a Rawlings biographer, narrated the story.  The DVD was produced by Sonja Doctorian for the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm in 2018.

Click here to purchase a copy. 

Life and Times in Cross Creek:  Memories and Reflection

The one hour special program features very unique historic video, audio and photos of friends and neighbors of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. It was produced by Donna Green-Townsend  for the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm.

Click here to purchase a copy. 

From Novel to Movie: The Yearling in Florida

The one hour award-winning documentary takes an inside look at the Oscar-nominated MGM classic movie, The Yearling, as well as the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel of the same name by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, with the people who lived the story. 

Click here to purchase a copy. 

Membership dollars help maintain the historic farmyard and buildings, enhance interpretation for visitors, and fund special preservation and research projects.

Friends membership dollars, general donations and book sales help us purchase needed supplies to maintain the property, and programs at the property.  Examples of such support are, buying house paint and supplies, seeds, plants, fertilizer, new citrus trees,  baby chicks and feed.  

You can help preserve this beautiful property by becoming a Friend. 

Join today!

Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., is a 503(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax deductible. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352 (toll-free within Florida). Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. 

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Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm Inc.
P. O. Box 337
Micanopy, FL 32667-0337  
(352) 466-3672 

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