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.
North Central Region
Canoeing, Fishing: Freshwater, Geocaching, Guided Tours, Primitive Camping, School Field Trips, Service Learning/Volunteer Opportunities, Summer/Holiday Camps, Wildlife Viewing
Cabins, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Hiking Trails, Indoor Classroom, Meeting/Retreat Center, Outdoor Classroom, Paddling Trails, Pavilions, RV Hook-ups, Visitor Center
Stephen Foster Folk Culture State Park11016 Lillian Saunders Dr.
White Springs, FL 32096
Stephen Foster Folk Culture State Park Website