Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

By  Mike Miller 

Most folks just call it Stephen Foster State Park.

This park is on the Suwannee River, the inspiration for Stephen Foster’s classic song “Old Folks at Home”.  

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State ParkStephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

The museum in the park features exhibits about Foster, and you will hear his music singing from the parks 97 bell carillon during your visit.

This is a folk center, so you can watch demonstrations of blacksmithing, quilting, stainless glass art, and browse through the large gift shop.

There are miles of trails winding through beautiful wooded North Florida countryside and you can ride your bike or enjoy hiking.

There is also a full facility campground in the park, or you can stay in a cabin. 

Every Memorial Day weekend, the park is host to the famous Florida Folk Festival.  The park also has several special events during the year.

Okefenokee Joe and Friend at Florida Folk FestivalOkefenokee Joe and Friend at Florida Folk Festival

BASIC INFORMATION

11016 Lillian Sanders Drive
White Springs, Florida 32096
Tel:  386-397-2733
floridastateparks.org/park/Stephen-Foster

Admission Fees: $5/vehicle (2-8 people), $4 single occupant vehicle, $2 pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers

Hours:  800 am to Sunset.  Check website for special hours.

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