Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc.

Happy Thanksgiving!  

Though a Thanksgiving Dinner is not listed in MKR’s Cross Creek Cookery, this particular dinner menu would be appropriate.

Baked Sherried Grapefruit | Roast Wild Duck | Giblet Gravy | Wild Rice | Corn Muffins | Wild Grape Jelly | Okra A La Cross Creek  |  Beets in Orange Sauce  |  Whole White Onions, Braised  | Tangerine Sherbet





Tours inside the farmhouse are not available at this time. Please check back for updates or call the park.

Visitors can look in through the screen doors and windows, getting a good look at almost every room in the house. Benches have been placed around the house with brochures of full color drawings of each room along with descriptions.

Due to local orders, facial coverings or masks are required for staff and visitor safety. Restroom availability may be limited. All other park facilities are closed. Visitors are expected to maintain distances of at least six feet apart.

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

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


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 Fall 2020

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Fundraising Projects

The Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm and the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park celebrated Marjorie's birthday on August 8th.  Although we didn't have our usual birthday celebration with cake and ice cream at the farm, we have a virtual video experience for you.

Click to watch the video Life and Times of Cross Creek - Memories and Reflections

The one hour special program called, "Life and Times in Cross Creek:  Memories and Reflections” was produced by Donna Green-Townsend.  The program features very unique historic video, audio and photos of friends and neighbors of the late Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, including such characters as the late author and artist from Evinston, J. T. Glisson, “Snow” and Ella Mae Slater, Berney Bass and the late actor Rip Torn to name a few.   Donna, who produced and created the film, is a board member of the Friends and a Murrow Award-winning journalist.   She is a longtime Cross Creek resident. 

DVDs are available for $15 plus $4 for postage and handling.  All proceeds benefit projects on the farm.  Please make your check payable to Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, Inc., and mail to PO Box 337, Micanopy, FL  32667-0337 

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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