Stephen Foster Folk Culture State Park

Situated on the banks of the legendary Suwannee River, this center honors the memory of American composer Stephen Foster, who wrote "Old Folks at Home," the song that made the river famous. The museum features exhibits about Foster's most famous songs and his music can be heard emanating from the park's 97-bell carillon throughout the day. In Craft Square, visitors can watch demonstrations of quilting, blacksmithing, stained glass making, and other crafts, or visit the gift shop. Hiking, bicycling, canoeing, and wildlife viewing are popular activities. Miles of trails wind through some of the most scenic areas of North Florida. For overnight stays, visitors can camp in the full-facility campground or stay in a cabin. Every Memorial Day weekend (last weekend in May), the park hosts the Florida Folk Festival. Other special events include campfire programs, concerts, weekend retreats, a monthly coffeehouse, a regional quilt show, and an antique tractor show. The Florida Park Service provides resource based recreation, while preserving, restoring, and interpreting cultural and natural resources.

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection

Contact Info

Stephen Foster Folk Culture State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Dr.
White Springs, Florida 32096

Phone: 386-397-4331

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