Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs

#125 of 329 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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  • We stop here often when traveling from South Florida to Georgia. Nice place off I-75 to take a break. Excellent gift shop too. We are addicted to the homemade fruit salsas for sale. They also have fol...  more »
  • We went to see the Christmas lights. OK for a small town display but since we were there during the weekdays nothing special was going on. Even the "craft village" was closed and the carillon has been...  more »
  • 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 »
  • Nice light display. Didn't seem to be as many as last year. We were kind of disappointed to find that some exhibits were closed but that could be because we went on a Wednesday evening. It wasn't super crowded with people. It's a good place to go with the kids and has cool historical displays about Stephen Foster. All in all we enjoyed ourselves but for us it was a long drive to find some stuff closed.
  • This was our first visit to the park. We and our 2 kids loved it. We had cabin 5 which happened to be a handicapped ready cabin. Loved it all, porch, sleeping space and entertaining space. We never missed the tv. There are 3 Geo Caches on property. The Christmas lights and the shops were great. We will be visiting next year!
  • Great show of Holiday lights. Park was absolutely amazing. So glad we got to do this as a family. Food was fun n good. Loved the fried Oreos n hot chocolate. Thanks for the memories.
  • One of my colleague inform me about this Park and told me to must visit festival of lights. It was indeed a worthy and joyful visit. Free popcorns and hot Cocoa increase the festivity of that cold night. Plan to visit it next year too.
  • I just loved it. Christmas time was so magical. Went with family, will definately return. A family adventure. Quiet and beautiful.

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