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Florida Guide > Other Florida

Visiting Stephen Foster Folk Centre

The Stepehen Foster Folk Centre State Park is situated in White Springs on the U. S. 41

This is a park rich in intersesting things to see and do that makes a great day out for all the family. You can also rent a cabin here to stay overnight for $90. Do not expect the 5 star accommodation you are enjoying in your rental home!

The Suwanee River was immortalised by the song Old Folks at Home that was written by Stephen who in his short life composed many American Classic songs.

The centre piece of this park is the museum that is devoted to the life and times of this prolific composer. Throughout the day a 97 bell carillion plays his music. The museum opens from 9. a. m to 5. p. m. every day.

However, this is a State Park and as such provides you with much more to do and see than just this fascinating museum.

The nature trails give you a possible 10 miles a walking; they have been recently working on them to good effect.

The Carter trail leads you through river flood plain and pine flat woods. The 100 mile Florida Scenic Trail takes up part of this particular trail. Here you may spot a box turtle, gopher tortoises or a deer.

When the Suwanee river is in a drought situation it exposes caves and lime stone formation but when it is in high water the flow can be as much as 3 miles an hour.

The fishing is great here and you may land youself black crappie, channel cat fish or our old friend the big mouth bass.

This park is one of the best for its special events programme. Art in the Park features many crafts people including pottery, jewellry, quilt making and painting.

These art days currently take place on the first saturday of the month and in the evening of these saturdays you can join the coffee house where music and poetry can be enjoyed along with some coffee and cake.

Among the other special events are black smiths work shops and animal folk lore work shops. Special days are the Azalea day and the Stephen Foster Day when various artistes interpret his work.

My children always liked a gift shop to finish up a day out and this park has a beauty. This is full of local crafts and foods and also features live crafts and classes.

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Post Office Drawer G
White Springs, Florida 32096

Phone: 386-397-2733
Fax: Contact Park for Number

Citizen Support Organization

Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization
P. O. Box 666
White Springs, Florida 32096

Visitor Service Provider

Kelli Pipkins, Concession Manager
Post Office Drawer G
White Springs, FL 32096

(386) 397-2733

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