Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs

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#124 of 332 in Museums in Florida
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is a Florida State Park located in White Springs off U.S. 41, along the Suwannee River in north Florida.Stephen Foster is famous for having written the song "Old Folks At Home," also known as "Way Down Upon the Suwannee River." The song, referring nostalgically to "home far, far away," is Florida's state song.FaunaAmong the wildlife of the park are gopher tortoises, box turtles, American alligators, white-tailed deer, wood ducks, and a variety of birds.Recreational activitiesActivities include picnicking, hiking and bicycling, as well as horseback riding, canoeing, and wildlife viewing.Amenities include picnic tables, wooded trails, boat access to the Suwannee River, and riverside rental cabins.There is a craft shop which sells Floridian and Southeastern folk art and crafts.
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  • This park is prone to huge events that sell out hotels and campgrounds all around so check the calendar and take the trip. It is one of the top 10 Christmas lighting events in the South. We go yearly....  more »
  • Staying in the campground for 10 days...they have nice level sites that are big and spacious! The only problem is their base is very fine so it tracks into the motorhome easily. The Carillon is not wo...  more »
  • clean,peaceful,safe fun -- Cabins are awesome fully equipped with everything you could need.great for families , couples, or girls weekend  more »
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  • The nicest museum we've visited. The campsites were big and they have a nice biking and hiking trail. The only concern were the bell chimes does not work during our visit (june 22-24, 2017) and there are a lot of mosquitoes. :( but it was a nice visit.
  • I love this park. Very educational on the history of the park. We enjoy the Florida Folk Festival every year (my 17th year and my husbands 32nd year). Keep up the great service.
  • A beautiful park with huge sites. Nice bathrooms, playground and trails. No TV and pretty good ATT cell service. Bring bug spray!
  • Neat place off of the banks of the Suwannee River. Features numerous trails as well as a portion of the Florida trail. There are campgrounds and cabins. There is also a museum and gift shop. Cabins offer clean linens, dishes, dishwasher, stove and outdoor grills.
  • Loved it here. To hear his music chime in the big tower was wonderful! So beautiful. And my kids loved it too! If you find the green crocheted crocodile you get a free ice cream at the gift shop!😉

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