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Eden Gardens State Park

181 Eden Gardens Road, Point Washington, FL 32454
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, State Parks, Outdoors
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Owner 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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Burlington, CT
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Not far from the bustling Gulf Shore beaches is the secluded Eden Gardens State Park. Having visited a few years back for a peaceful respite, the charm and tranquility remain. A recommended donation of $4 goes to help maintain the mansion and grounds. From the shaded drive, a pathway leads to the Wesley House, which offers guided tours of its... More

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Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

On an unusually cold November Florida day, we stopped at Eden gardens state park. We saw the signs from us98 and followed them right to the park. We debated if it was worth the 4 dollars to enter and figured house would be closed. Took the chance and was so glad. House was open for tours and heated. Excellent tour... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We walked the grounds of this lovely house and admired the view of the lake. Tours weren't available on the day we visited, but we didn't mind. (You can peek in the windows.) There's a long nature trail, and we were delighted to find gorgeous patches of reindeer moss, something I've never seen before. Note: Don't trust your GPS to... More

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37 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Eden Gardens and the Wesley House, in its understated beauty and grandeur, are not to be missed! This is “Old Florida” in High Style! This 1895 mansion, renovated in Classic Revival is gorgeous and so well preserved. The moss-draped live oaks and beautiful gardens create an excellent backdrop for perfect photos and weddings. There’s an honor box at $4 per... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were at this park Friday for our friends wedding and I have to say, it was absolutely breath-taking! The trees are gorgeous and the area is so peaceful. Perfect location for a garden wedding!

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Gordonsville, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place is absolutely gorgeous. While we were there a couple were having a wedding under the 600 yr old tree called the wedding tree. You can take a tour of the Wesley house. It is beautiful and has been taken care of. Gorgeous furnishings. There are bathrooms and a waterfountain. Small butterly garden, beautiful rose garden and an azalea... More

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New Lenox, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I have gone here many times, but the blooms in the spring are always impressive. The walk around the gardens are free, but there is a charge for the house tour.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Awesome old house setting on 10+acres of beautiful landscape. Wish we could be there in the spring when the azaleas and flowers are blooming, bet it is spectacular.

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Newnan Ga
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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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