Eden Gardens State Park Christmas Candlelight Tour Video
December 27, 2010 by Murray Balkcom
See Eden State Gardens come alive with Christmas lights, costumed tour guides, and hundreds of luminaries lining the drive and paths around the mansion.
The focal point of the 161-acre park is the beautifully renovated, two-story Wesley Mansion with its elegant white columns and wraparound porch.
The moss-draped live oaks and ornamental gardens inspire visions of hoop skirts and landed gentry.
Named after a wealthy Florida timber family, the park is part of the family's estate. In 1963, Lois Maxon bought and renovated the home, creating a showplace for her family heirlooms and antiques. The house holds the second largest known collection of Louis XVI furniture in the United States. Visitors can also take a stroll along the grounds and enjoy the picnic area.