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Carillon Tower: Phase one, repair and restoration, of the Carillon Tower Bells has begun! Help the Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization save our bells. Visit https://www.gofundme.com/sfcso to donate.
Visitors bike toward the Carillon Tower
Stephen Foster Museum with Tower in background: Photo by Robbie Sheets
Visitors walking and biking
Visitors browsing in the gift shop
Cousin Thelma Boltin's Gift Shop
Stephen Foster Antebellum Museum
Seminole Chickee Village
Suwannee River and Cypress tree
Visitors bike toward the Carillon Tower
Stephen Foster Museum with Tower in background: Photo by Robbie Sheets
Visitors walking and biking
Visitors browsing in the gift shop
Cousin Thelma Boltin's Craft and Gift Shop
Stephen Foster Antebellum Museum
Seminole Chickee Village
Suwannee River and Cypress tree

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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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.

Directions to Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

If you enjoy learning about the American composer Stephen Foster you might like to visit Stephen C. Foster State Park in Georgia to experience the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of life in the Okefenokee Swamp. http://gastateparks.org/StephenCFoster

Firsthand Florida Fun: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is featured in the Firsthand Florida Fun blog. Experience the park through the video and photos of Erika Z. See all the blog posts here. Watch Erika’s Florida Folk Festival adventure on YouTube and learn more about this yearly event.

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