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MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS HISTORIC STATE PARK 

Interior guided tours of the farmhouse have resumed.  Tours are available Thursday through Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

In order to maintain COVID-19 safety protocol, tours will be limited to 20 visitors and the group will be divided so that 10 or fewer enter the farmhouse at a time to provide for ample spacing. Visitors are required to sign up for a tour at the barn (no advance reservations). Per local orders, facial coverings are recommended while inside the farmhouse.

Please bring exact change as change will not be provided. Credit cards are not accepted at this time. The tour fee is $3 per adult and $2 per child.


PARKING: If you prefer to pay with a credit card, there is a QR code sign adjacent to the honor fee station. Use your smart phone to scan the code and it will take you directly to a payment page.

More park information: https://marjoriekinnanrawlings.org/park-info



WUFT PBS features MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS HISTORIC STATE PARK in Greater Good segment



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Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc.

Welcome to the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc. We are a Citizens Support Organization (CSO) through the Florida Department of Parks and Recreation whose mission is to support the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park.


The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farmyard is nationally significant in the area  of literature as the home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, a leading 20th-century American writer whose works continue to interest scholars, students, and the general  reading public. Rawlings lived in the house from 1928 until her death in 1953.

It was  there that she wrote all of her major works, including the short stories that first brought  her critical acclaim and the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, The Yearling. The park  includes the original frame house, outbuildings and citrus grove she described in her lyrical memoir, Cross Creek. In 2006, the property was designated a National Historic  Landmark.


The purpose of the CSO is to conduct programs, foster activities, raise funds and make expenditures to facilitate and enhance and preservation and interpretation of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park under the direction of and with priorities set by the Florida Division of Recreation and Parks and the park manager.

 

The Friends of the MKR Farm, Inc., produce annual programs for fundraising, special events, education, and outreach and awareness, to support the park.


Consider joining the Friends of the MKR Farm to support Marjorie’s historical home and slice of Florida history.

Marjorie Rawlings loved her garden, which still produces vegetables, herbs, and flowers all year long.

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News From the Creek

The Friends of the MKR Farm publish a quarterly newsletter of what has happened on the farm.  Each newsletter contains a president's message and park manager message, as well as recaps of past events, and notices of upcoming events.


Newsletter Spring 2021

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Fundraising Projects


Remembering Marjorie and Preserving Her Legacy


Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings passed away 67 years ago from a cerebral hemorrhage while living in St. Augustine, Florida.  People visiting Antioch Cemetery would see would see pens, pencils, a small deer statue and an orange on her grave,  left by writers who were inspired by her works. Her grave marker above reads,

“Through her writings, she endeared herself to the people of the world.”




Previous Events



 Friends of the MKR Farm Annual Meeting Dec. 5


Annual Holiday Open House Dec. 12 (virtual)


Annual Scrub Walk on The Yearling Trail March 7, 2020



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