Cross Creek

The Farm

Rawlings’s homestead is now the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, managed by the Florida Division of Recreation and Parks. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2007. It is preserved as if Rawlings were still living there in the 1930s and 40s. Eight acres of the historic site have been managed by the Florida Division of Recreation and Parks since 1970. The remaining 60 acres of the original homestead are managed by Alachua County Parks and the University of Florida Foundation. The site is open 9-5 daily, and the house is open to tours led by a ranger in period costume.

Marjorie Rawlings was honored as a First Floridian by Governor Charlie Crist in March 2009. The United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp in 2008 honoring Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her contribution to American literature.