Eden Gardens State Park, Point Washington

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#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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  • August 5, 2017
    We love the northern coast of Florida because of white sand and turquoise sea. But also the hinterland has a lot to offer. A visit to the Eden Gardens State Park is a pleasant change of pace. The Manor House has so much southern atmosphere and some old trees with Spanish moss around a small lake are imfotogenen garden. Tour with a possible.
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  • July 28, 2017
    Relax at the State Park! Peaceful beautiful home to tour! Rocking chairs line the covered porch on the north side of house! Home furnishings are in excellent condition! Friendly staff is mostly volunt...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    The mosquitoes were really bad. The house looked interesting although we didn't go in. Not much else to see. The guard at the gate was rude and unprofessional.  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    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!
  • April 16, 2017
    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!
  • March 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 12, 2017
    This place is absolutely beautiful. My wife and I had our maternity photos done here it made for a perfect backdrop.
  • June 14, 2017
    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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