Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

stephen foster folk culture center state park

Named after the American composer Stephen Foster, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is situated by the banks of the Suwannee River. It has a museum with exhibits that feature many of Foster's songs, and the park itself plays some of his songs throughout the day from the 97-bell carillon. Demonstrations in quilting, blacksmithing, stained glass making, and many others are available for visitors to watch in Craft Square. Other Popular activities include hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing, canoeing/kayaking, and picnicking. A campsite is offered for visitors who want to spend the night. The Florida Folk Festival is hosted every memorial day weekend at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center. Other special events, such as concerts and weekend retreats, are also held throughout the year.