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Eden Gardens State Park

181 Eden Gardens Road

Eden Gardens State Park contains approximately 163 acres of land that was part of the historic Wesley homestead. The focal point of this park is the beautifully renovated, two-story house with elegant white columns and wrap around porch. In a setting of moss-draped live oaks, the 1897 mansion recalls a prosperous era before the virgin forests of longleaf pine and cypress were exhausted in this part of the state. In 1963, Lois Maxon bought and renovated the home, creating a showplace for her family heirlooms and antiques. Visitors can come and enjoy a guided tour of the Wesley House, meander through the gardens, bring a picnic or go fishing off the dock in Tucker Bayou.


Kristen Hawley

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Lovely place to visit. The grounds are kept so beautiful. Touring the house takes a little planning as they only allow so many people at one time, but we were so glad we did. Have been there twice and would like to visit again in the spring when the gardens are in bloom.

Eric Morrison

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
It's a really nice state park. Picnic tables with charcoal grills are available. Parking is easy and plentiful, too - $4 per car, FYI, if you're headed toward the nature trail, area. Good hiking path, mostly flat, and the signs are easy to read, so you won't feel lost. Good thing to do with kids, or dogs, though leashes are a must with the latter.

Lisa Finn

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Beautiful place. There's an antebellum home that has tours. Trees that must be 300 years old. Its like stepping back in time. They do weddings here.

Michael Sayler

Monday, April 9, 2018
Absolutely beautiful. I could spend the entire day out here just sitting and relaxing. Lots of photo opportunities as well

James Turner

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Nice quiet park with great flower gardens. Nice areas to sit and relax. Picnic area on the overlooks the sound. Nice little hiking trail thru the woods. Beautiful old mansion with many large trees around the area.

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