Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 11016 Lillian Saunders Dr., covers 888 wooded acres beside the Suwannee River, which the composer immortalized in his song “Old Folks At Home.” The museum displays animated dioramas depicting Foster's songs, and the 200-foot carillon tower houses one of the largest set of tubular bells in the world. The Crafts Square features craft demonstrations and classes. Hiking and bicycling trails, horseback riding, a canoe/kayak launch and a playground are available. The Florida Folk Festival is held here over Memorial Day weekend.
Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 4 hours minimum.