Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Trail Closure - Update
The timber thinning project is now complete and we are working with local volunteer groups to reopen the closed trail portions; a section of the Florida Trail remains open. For additional information, please call the ranger station at 386-397-4331.
Welcome to Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
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 regional quilt show, a holiday light display and an antique tractor show.
Plan Your Visit
Florida Folk Festival
Cousin Thelma Boltin's Craft and Gift Shop
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Photo Gallery
Stephen Foster Memorial Carillon
The Spring House at Stephen Foster
People Make the Parks
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