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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 NorthUsing our online itinerary creator, White Springs attractions like Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park reviews
Spacious and beautiful, there are so many things to see and do. The campground is outstanding with privacy, level, and wonderfully clean, updated bathhouse. The museum was so informative, I didn't..... more
Spacious and beautiful, there are so many things to see and do. The campground is outstanding with privacy, level, and wonderfully clean, updated bathhouse. The museum was so informative, I didn't..... more »
On holiday from England we were delighted to find this very special place. The museum and carillon tower were a delight and the volunteer we met was extremely friendly and helpful and enabled us to.... more
On holiday from England we were delighted to find this very special place. The museum and carillon tower were a delight and the volunteer we met was extremely friendly and helpful and enabled us to.... more »
We camped here for 5 days, our site was big but it was overgrown and it needs a good cleaning, the picnic table was full of dirt, spiders and other bugs and be careful when opening the electrical box, there were several bugs nests and a couple of spiders, while it's a "wild" area, it would be nice if it was cleaned up a little better. Even though it was overgrown, there were openings between sites that take away some privacy. The site was pretty leveled, I only needed to level the passenger side a little bit. Overall I think the park was great and may come back but will try to choose a better site. Good hiking areas! Kayaking! We also visited the tower and the Craft Village.
We stayed here for two weeks in December 2022. It was central to a number of fresh water springs we wanted to see. It was a nice campground. It was quiet. There were good bathhouses with really hot hot water. (They are however not heated, not a big deal in Florida most of the time but we came during a particularly cold December 😁) There are washer and dryers at the bathhouses but about half of them were out of order when we visited. Also they kayak launch was closed off. The sites were nice and most provided a reasonable amount of privacy. There were woodpeckers and armadillos to see. We didn't get to see the cultural center while we were there. The town is very small but they do have a nice Dollar General with Groceries if you forgot something. It is also close to interstate 75.
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