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.



Backpacking, Bicycle Trails, Bicycling, Birding, Camping, Canoeing, Equestrian Riding, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking


Bus Parking, Covered Pavilion, Gift Shop, Grills, Horseback Riding Trails, Parking, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Restrooms

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Disability Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Ramps, Wheelchair-friendly

Guest Information

Family Friendly

Hours of Operation

Hours: 8am to sunset, Open Year-Round


Biking Trails Nearby, Hiking Trails Nearby, Historic District

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, Visa