Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Know Before You Go
Effective May 21, 2021 : Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is open. The museum, carillon tower, gift shop and craft square are closed. Canoe/kayak launch, trails and picnic facilities are available. Restrooms are available at the ranger station and the auditorium.
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.
Hiking, bicycling, canoeing and wildlife viewing are popular activities. Miles of trails wind through some of the most scenic areas of North Florida.
Overnight visitors can stay in the full-facility campground or 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
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