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Stephen Foster - Weddings

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Majestic oaks and the legendary Suwannee River make this park the perfect place for your dream wedding. With so many beautiful backdrops it’s hard to choose just one. Multiple locations are available for rent within the park including two on-site reception facilities, a caterer’s kitchen, amphitheater, covered pavilion, River Gazebo, azalea and camellia gardens, and museum and tower lawns. Fully equipped cabins with wrap around porches and shaded campsites are available for overnight accommodations. Please call for prices and availability (386) 397-4331.

For photos and more information, download Your Dream Wedding at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.

Stephen Foster - Picnicking

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Picnic tables are located throughout the park, in tall pine groves and beneath shaded oaks. Tables are available near the carillon tower, at the children’s playground, near the museum, and Nelly Bly's Kitchen. Each campsite in the park also has a picnic table.

Stephen Foster - Picnic Pavilion

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Stephen Foster’s new 10-table Picnic Pavilion with beautiful pine ceilings is the perfect location for your family reunion, birthday party, wedding or reception, and much more! Conveniently located near the playground, craft square and gift shop, river gazebo and vacation cabins. $75.00 per day/plus tax.

Stephen Foster - Pets

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Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times.

Pets are not permitted in our buildings or cabins and may not be allowed at some special events. If you are planning to bring your pet to a special event, please call the park in advance to confirm pet access.

Stephen Foster - Museum

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The museum was built in 1950 and features eight dioramas depicting Stephen Foster songs. Also on display are historic pianos and the desk where Stephen Foster penned the final touches to Florida’s state song “Old Folks at Home” or commonly called “Way Down Upon the Suwannee River.” Guided tours are available for groups by calling (386) 397-4408.

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