Eden Gardens State Park, Point Washington

#6 of 29 in Historic Sites in Florida Panhandle
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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.
The 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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  • Beautiful peaceful setting amongst the live oaks and Camilla gardens. Unusually cold temperatures limited the time outdoors and covid cancelled the festival. Take the mansion tour if possible to...  more »
  • The house and gardens are so pretty with Spanish moss hanging from the live oaks. There‚Äôs a hiking trail with overlooks of the lake . They have tons of Camilla bushes and they were in bloom very...  more »
  • This is a absolute must visit! We love Eden Gardens it is so beautiful here! We actually have had several photo sessions done here by local photographers because the park is so beautiful! Nice walking trails and gorgeous views of the water! With a nice fishing pier as well! The grounds are kept so well and they even offer tour of the house for a extra cost! Well worth it!
  • This was a beautiful park and my family very much enjoyed visiting the turn of the century home. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and the tour is only $4. The only downside is you cannot take photos inside the house. That makes no sense to me especially if you aren't using a flash.

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