Eden Gardens State Park, Point Washington

#7 of 16 in Historic Sites in Florida Panhandle
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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  • Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable even though she rushed us through our tour. We were amazed at how sturdy the house was compared to other local tours. I'm glad we took the time to take the to...  more »
  • We had been to Eden Gardens about 8 years ago and were so excited to return on this visit to Florida. The house tour was just fabulous. It is beautifully restored and very well maintained. The guide w...  more »
  • You'll learn the history of the house, local industry, and see an excellent collection of antiques. It's worth touring, and the grounds are fabulous. It's easy to take a step back in time when you wal...  more »
  • Beautiful place to take in some of Flordia's natural scenery! There is a historic home on the grounds that you can take a tour of, if you'd like. There is a fee to enter the park, but it's only $4 a car, so not bad at all! Take a walk down past the house for a nice peaceful view of the bay!
  • I got married at Eden Gardens last week and it exceeded our expectations! The weather was perfect and there are so many beautiful areas to get photos. Lauren was very helpful through the entire process and answered all of my many questions. I couldn't imagine there being a more beautiful venue. You are able to choose everything ourself here to make your wedding your own!
  • Driving back from a beach trip, we took a little detour and stopped here. Was a very pretty and enjoyable stop. The grounds were very beautiful and clean and nicely managed. Didn't go inside the mansion but it was beautiful fun the outside. They actually had a small nursery where you could take home a plant for a donation.
  • This place is absolutely beautiful. My wife and I had our maternity photos done here it made for a perfect backdrop.
  • Nice open area and by the water. A lil nursary that you can donate and adopt their roses and other flowers/plants.

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