Eden Gardens State Park, Point Washington

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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. Eden Gardens State Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Lovely historic mansion with beautiful grounds that slope gently to the water’s edge. We didn't have time to go inside, and still we were glad we stopped. 
    Lovely historic mansion with beautiful grounds that slope gently to the water’s edge. We didn't have time to go inside, and still we were glad we stopped.  more »
  • This was a very pleasant surprise, spur of the moment stop. I love flowering gardens and this time of year in February we hadn’t seen anything blooming until here today! 
    This was a very pleasant surprise, spur of the moment stop. I love flowering gardens and this time of year in February we hadn’t seen anything blooming until here today!  more »
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  • Very peaceful. Quiet. Fantastic spot for grilling or picnics. Well maintained. Clean bathrroms. Only costs $4 per vehicle to get in. Not much to see in the garden but the grounds are beautiful. Water views. The house is charming. Small gift shop. Worth the trip, would recommend!
  • Lovely day out. If you can catch one of the tours (10 person limit) you will have a lovely guided tour of the house and contents with a very pleasant ranger. My kids loved her!

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