Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs

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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 concerts, weekend retreats, a monthly coffeehouse, a regional quilt show, and an antique tractor show. Located in White Springs off U.S. 41 North
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  • Great park. Clean, quiet and relaxing. Staff friendly and helpful. Staff really cares about this park. Not far from I-75. We will be back. 
    Great park. Clean, quiet and relaxing. Staff friendly and helpful. Staff really cares about this park. Not far from I-75. We will be back.  more »
  • Unfortunately almost everything was closed while we camped here, even the Swanee was too high to paddle. But the campground was stellar. Large beautiful sites spread out among live oaks. “Beautiful... 
    Unfortunately almost everything was closed while we camped here, even the Swanee was too high to paddle. But the campground was stellar. Large beautiful sites spread out among live oaks. “Beautiful...  more »
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  • We had a great time. It was simple but pretty. It's all volunteers from my understanding that put the event together and donations for the lights but for 4.00 per person it's worth it. We roasted marshmallows at the fire pit, free popcorn and hot chocolate. I'm sure they can always use donations and volunteers for next year. I would love to see the village open up again.
  • Although we were only there for one night, the park is beautiful. There is also a small museum about Stephen Foster. Great place to ride your bikes and there is a road that takes you to the Mississippi River. Rangers are very helpful. Definitely worth staying at.

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