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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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Address: White Springs, FL 32096
Phone Number: +1 386-397-2733
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Christmas lights all through December

Great place to visit and is pet friendly. The holiday Christmas parade is Friday December 2nd and kicks off the month long holiday lights display. Fun campfire activities along... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit and is pet friendly. The holiday Christmas parade is Friday December 2nd and kicks off the month long holiday lights display. Fun campfire activities along with marshmallows on a stick and free popcorn. Good family fun all around. My museum is small but interesting. The park and clock tower is worth the trip. Go at dusk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really fun place to go. There is alot of stuff. You can rent canoes, go swimming, camping, hiking, and etc.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a good place to read about the history of Stephen Foster. It was interesting to read that Stephen Foster was going to use a different river’s name in his Suwannee River song. There are some exhibits and pictures depicting the period, antique pianos, and dioramas showing some idealistic scenes of the times. Another building houses a large carillon... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

As other reviewers have already noted, the park is beautifully laid out, with a nice museum housed in an antebellum style mansion. There is also an extensive campground with a few cabins and of course there is the magnificent Suwannee River.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We camped (14-foot toy hauler) at Stephen Foster as part of our transcontinental road trip from Oakland CA to Bradenton Beach Florida. It was an unexpected treasure. Camp ground was clean with wide, spacious sites. We utilized a pull through with water and electricity because we were there only one night. However, the park was so intriguing that we stayed... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Sitting outside on the first day of October in a very quiet, clean campground! Visited all the attractions in the park and took a 6 mile hike in the woods today! I'd have to say this is one of the prettiest state parks we've stayed in. Our campsite is very secluded, #5, perfect for our two dogs. My only recommendation... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

You want to see many old pianos? And hear nice melodies from an old era? The museum honoring Stephen Foster will provide both.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

(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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