Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Signature Event Cancellation
It is DEP’s priority to protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and concessions. To support safe social distancing, the following events have been cancelled: Stephen Foster Old-Time Music Weekend (September 11-13, 2020), Stephen Foster Quilt Show and Sale (October 16-18, 2020), Rural Folklife Days (November 4-5, 2020),and Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat (November 13-14, 2020).
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we continue to review and make additional operational changes deemed necessary for the protection of public health. For further updates, please check our Safety Updates Page.
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.
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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