Stephen FosteR folk culture center state park
Situated on the banks of the legendary Suwannee River, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park 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 the Gift Shop and Craft Square, visitors can watch or participate in a variety of demonstrations and workshops. Including, quilting, weaving, blacksmithing, jewelry making, and more. Go shopping for handmade items, books, music, or a variety of jams, jellies, and honey.
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 RV or tent camp in our 45-site campground, all have water and electric hookups or stay in one of our two-bedroom vacation cabins.
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.
The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to Sunset
Museum and Carillon Tower:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cousin Thelma Boltin's Gift Shop:
January through November: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
The Gift Shop is closed for lunch 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. daily
December Gift Shop Hours:
Noon to 9 p.m. (Weekdays)
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Weekends)
All overnight reservations can be made online through Reserve America
or by phone (800) 326-3521
or TDD (888) 433-0287
Reservations may be made from one day to 11 months in advance
Bicycle Rentals - Gift Shop
$2 per hour
$7 per day
$15 for three days
$25 per week
canoe Rentals - Gift Shop
For information contact Gift Shop
*Please contact Diane for availability: (386) 397-2733 *
Facility Information and Forms
Nelly Bly's Kitchen: $125 per day, plus tax
Auditorium: $125 per day, plus tax
Food Shelter: $50 per day, plus tax
picnic pavilion: $75 per day, plus tax- 10 picnic tables
GAZEBO: $50 per day, plus tax
JEANIE ROOM: $50 per day, plus tax
There's Always Something Going On at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park