Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center – White Springs FL

RATING: ♦♦♦♦♦

The Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center is part of the Stephen Foster State Park where we spent two nights in the campground. 

The center has a museum and carillon tower that house exhibits and dioramas depicting scenes from some of Stephen Foster’s songs. The carillon tower is normally scheduled to play several times throughout the day, but unfortunately, it had been struck by lightening and was not working when we were there.

There are miles of multipurpose trails for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. You can rent canoes or kayaks for use on the river. Although, poor Florida is going through a terrible drought and the river is currently very low and slow moving.

The park was quiet during our stay, but music festivals are held here throughout the year. Their annual Florida Folk Festival is held over Memorial Day weekend. This will be their 65th annual event, with over 300 performers. Sounds like fun!

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