Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park


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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park


Location:In White Springs, off US 41 North, on the banks of the Suwannee River.
Facilities:45 full-facility campsites, 5 fully-equipped riverside cabins, youth group camping area, picnic tables, multi-use trails, museum.
Activities:Camping, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, guided tours.
Special Features:Appropriately situated on the Suwannee River, the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center honors the memory of Foster, whose song "Old Folks at Home" made famous a river Foster never actually saw. Dioramas that depict scenes from Foster's most famous songs are housed in the Stephen Foster Museum and Carillon Tower, and his music can be heard from the 97-bell carillon throughout the day. Rare pianos and priceless musical instruments also are on exhibit at the museum. The park hosts the Florida Folk Festival annually on Memorial Day week-end, and other special events are held here throughout the year.
Address:PO Drawer G
White Springs, FL 32096

Phone:386-397-2733
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster
Size: 846 acres.

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