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Eden Gardens State Park

181 Eden Gardens Road, Point Washington, FL 32454
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Type: Gardens, State Parks, Historic Sites
Description: Formerly the estate of the William Henry Wesley family, this lovely park features the Wesley mansion, manicured lawns and moss-draped gardens.
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Newnan Ga
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A short 25 minute trip from Panama City but a world away. It is beautiful and serene. A nice way to escape the relentless sun during the heat of the day at the beach. The tour of the home was interesting and well worth the paltry $4 a person ticket price. Like most state parks there is a parking fee... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I thought this was definitely worth a trip during our recent vacation on Rosemary Beach. The history of the house there is very interesting, but the highlight are the well-maintained grounds full of giant old magnolia and oak trees. It was pretty empty there when we visited and that allowed us to just walk around and enjoy it.

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Campbellsville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place is so beautiful. It has almost an ethereal quality with all the trees, spanish moss and paved walkways. The regular tour guide for the house was out the day we went and the groundskeeper gave us a very informative tour of the house for no charge. We went during the week and all was quiet with very few... More

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Brewton, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This property seems like the locals' favorite venue for weddings. Chairs were set up the day we were there. In guess Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, Ala. has spoiled me, but EGSP just didn't do it for me. Path to read of property to water, but everyone seemed to walk back on the grass. Maybe they should consider a small sidewalk... More

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Victoria, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

While looking for attractions in the area, a photo of the Wesley House caught my attention. I’m a sucker for southern mansions, so I knew I had to visit Eden Gardens. And while the house is beautiful, the grounds are what really make the park live up to its name. Think ancient oak trees covered in moss, beautiful azaleas, and... More

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Central Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I got there before house was opened (which was great). I did not tour the house. Plenty of parking. They had an iron ranger. Not one of the staff said hello or was in any way friendly or helpful. I was confused about where to park and what to see. I had an rv, so parking is more of a... More

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were staying in Destin and my wife found this state park. Well worth the side trip. Beautiful well maintained gardens, lawn, and trees. They charge a very reasonable rate for the tour of the house. No charge to see the grounds and enjoy the picnic areas. Our tour guide knew her stuff and made it an enjoyable tour. Caution...no... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It was a cool cloudy day and not beach friendly, so we opted to go to this state park. The grounds are simply gorgeous, even with the gray day. And there are nice places to picnic along the water. When we were there folks were even picnicking on blankets on the grounds, as well as using the picnic tables/shelter areas.... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We recently enjoyed a lovely day at Eden Gardens State Park. Located between Destin and Panama City Beach, the park is a charming retreat to “real” Florida. Eden Gardens is an old historic homestead that includes a 1897 mansion, reflection pool, gardens and plenty of moss-draped oaks to transport you back in time. There are also nature trails (although remember... More

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NW Arkansas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

This park contains hiking trails and picnic areas but the main attraction is a lovely old manor house in a beautiful setting. Tours of the home are given on the hour for a $4 fee. There you will see the 2nd largest collection of Louis XVI furniture in the US. The property has a unique story and is worthwhile for... More

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