Eden Gardens State Park and the Friends of Eden invite you to join them for a tour of the Wesley House through the holidays. All of the rooms of the house have been decorated in Christmas cheer with each decorated in a variety of different themes by local organizations.
Downstairs, upstairs entry and stairway: Destin Woman’s Club – “Victorian Christmas”
Library: Pt. Washington Historical Society – Christina & Paul Flynn – “Festive Feathered Friends”
Dining Room: Ladies of Impact 100 – “Blessed Holiday Season”
Downstairs Sunporch: Karin Anderson, Drift30a – “Home for Christmas”
Red Bedroom: Jacque Wright – “The Nutcracker Suite”
Blue Bedroom: Tricia Willis, Twin Interior Design – “All Hearts Come Home for Christmas”
Children’s Bedroom: S. Walton Montessori Academy – “A Children’s Christmas”
Pink Bedroom: Tara Stacey – “A Child’s Christmas Dream”
Upstairs Sun Porch: Seagrove Garden Club – “American Christmas Tradition”
Tours of the Wesley House are Thursday – Monday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., every hour on the hour. The Christmas decorations will be up through Dec. 31. The rest of the park is open 7 days a week.
On Dec. 16, enjoy the Candlelight Tour, with a traditional walk through the luminaries to the Historic Wesley House to enjoy it’s beautifully seasonally decorated rooms. After the tour is completed, the Friends of Eden will be providing refreshments in the pavilion. It’s an evening meant to be enjoyed by all who attend. Donations to the Friends of Eden Gardens are welcome and appreciated. To volunteer or for additional information call the park office. Fees: Admission fees to the park and the event are waived. Contact: (850) 267-8320.
About Eden Gardens State Park
One of the most beautiful parks in Walton County sits along Tucker Bayou in Point Washington in South Walton. Large moss covered live oaks, gardens, walking trails and panoramic views of the bayou provide a visual delight for the visitor to this dynamic and historic State Park.
The focal point of the park is the two-story Wesley house with large white columns and wrap-around porch. Originally owned by the Wesley’s a wealthy Florida timber family, the mansion was purchased in 1963 by Lois Maxon who renovated the home, and created a showplace for family heirlooms and antiques. The house is now owned by the State of Florida, and is the centerpiece of the park.
Hours of Operation
The park is open 7 days a week. Guided tours of the Wesley house are available hourly Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (including holidays)
Eden Gardens State Park is located in Point Washington, off U.S. 98 on C.R. 395.
For more information, call (850) 267-8320.
181 Eden Garden Road, Point Washington, Fl. 32459
The parks website is http://www.floridastateparks.org/edengardens
$4.00 per vehicle
$2.00 for Bikes and Peds
$4.00 per adult house tour