Eden Gardens State Park, Point Washington

Eden Gardens State Park is a 163acre Florida State Park and historic site located in Point Washington, south of Freeport, FL, off U.S. 98 on CR 395, in northwestern Florida at 181 Eden Gardens Road (CR 395), Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32450. This park is centered on the Wesley house, a two-story mansion virtually surrounded by white columns and verandas. The house is notable for its furnishings, especially examples of late 18th century French furniture. The site has various gardens, numerous large, old southern live oak trees, and frontage on Tucker Bayou.The park opens daily at 8:00 am and closes at sunset. An entry fee is required.Recreational ActivitiesThe park's amenities include a historic 1897 house filled with antiques where tours are given from 10:00 am through 3:00 p.m. on the hour, every hour, Thursday through Monday (the house is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for maintenance). There are ornamental gardens with heritage roses, camellias, azaleas, as well as a butterfly garden and a reflection pond filled with water lilies and large koi. For those that like the more natural look, there are nature trails as well as picnic areas and a fishing dock.Those with paddle-craft can enter Tucker Bayou or venture out to the Choctawhatchee Bay. The is Annual Camellia Festival held in February and a Christmas Luminary Event is held before Christmas. Easter events are also held.
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  • The website did not say no house tours on Christmas Day (Monday) so was disappointed. The Camelia bushes were beautiful and enjoyed walking on the grounds. Will return again when in the area.  more »
  • Sat. Dec 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 the Wesley House was open to the public. The grounds were lit with 2,028 luminaries. The entire house was decorated. While it was crowded the lines kept moving at a com...  more »
  • It is a beautiful house to tour. Unfortunately, photos aren't allowed inside due to protecting the antiques. But, you may walk all around the grounds outside and see the bayou, lots of oaks with Spani...  more »
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  • It's a really nice state park. Picnic tables with charcoal grills are available. Parking is easy and plentiful, too - $4 per car, FYI, if you're headed toward the nature trail, area. Good hiking path, mostly flat, and the signs are easy to read, so you won't feel lost. Good thing to do with kids, or dogs, though leashes are a must with the latter.
  • Nice quiet park with great flower gardens. Nice areas to sit and relax. Picnic area on the overlooks the sound. Nice little hiking trail thru the woods. Beautiful old mansion with many large trees around the area.
  • Beautiful park! Azaleas were blooming. The house tour was very informative and interesting. Lots of easy hiking/walking trails. Picnic areas.
  • Absolutely beautiful. I could spend the entire day out here just sitting and relaxing. Lots of photo opportunities as well
  • Beautiful place. Not usually overly crowded. The rangers are so kind. Offered us trash bags and to help clean up.
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