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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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Address: White Springs, FL 32096
Phone Number: 386-397-2733
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Way down along the Swanee River

Stephen Foster romanticized the Swanee River valley and the life along its languid river banks. This state park and cultural center allows one to step back in time and experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mark K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stephen Foster romanticized the Swanee River valley and the life along its languid river banks. This state park and cultural center allows one to step back in time and experience the reality. The cultural center in a kind of "faux" antebellum style is mostly paintings, diaramas, and pianos. The real experience is the state park itself and the beautiful Swanee... More 

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Thank Mark K
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is really beautiful. I like the preservation of the old spring house, and the craft village can be really interesting. I'd recommend, however, going to the park when an event is scheduled. The Florida Folk Festival has a lot of excellent music stages, and the displays and demonstrations of traditional arts can be strong. There's also a good... More 

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Gainesville, FL, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

(Pre-) Teen son & I took this in as a half-day trip recently. I enjoyed the museum proper, including the displays of antique pianos and the dioramas depicting scenes evoked by Stephen Foster's songs, including "Camptown Races" and "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair." Of the possible folk-craft displays, only one, quilting, was running on the day we visited --... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the whole experience here. The museum is fascinating, The Carillon is such a neat experience and the Craft village was so interesting.

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Thank OnwardAdventure
White Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Stephen Foster offers a Christmas light tour after dark during December. Admittance is free and you can park and wander to your hearts content. It wasn't anything fancy, but was an enjoyable couple of hours.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Stephen Foster State Park has some natural aspects, but has a curious collection of attractions that don't fall under what you normally expect from a state park. The park is dedicated to Foster, a song writer that made the Suwanee River famous. He wrote popular songs like Oh Susanna and Camptown Races. There is a building that contains information on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We live in White Springs now and we love to visit the Culture Center! So much to do and see. You'll learn something new every visit.

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Thank Katherine P
Nokomis, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is smack dab on the Suwanee River and is a beautifully wooded park with a carillon bell tower, a museum, and a nice campground. Each Memorial Day weekend (Friday through Sunday) the Florida Folk Festival is held at this park and that is not to be missed. There are always one or two... More 

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Thank Rod K
Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

It was very interesting learning things about Stephen Foster that we did not know - like that Stephen Foster probably never saw the Suwanee River that he made so famous!

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Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We really enjoyed this park, there was a folk art festival and we saw some very interesting artist in action and even picked up a little memento from one of the vendors, the park itself is very beautiful.

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