Wesley House

The historic Wesley House is the focal point of Eden Gardens State Park. Once inside the home, guests are guided on a walk through the history of Point Washington, the Wesley family and the park’s benefactress, Lois Maxon. Guests will have the opportunity to view her extensive collection of antique furniture dating from as early as 1790 through the late 1800s American and European Empire period.

The Wesley House itself has been lovingly preserved, maintaining the original yellow heart pine siding, floors and interior molding, as well as 95% of its original glass pocket windows.

When Lois Maxon purchased the home in 1963 along with 10.5 acres for $12,500, she stated that she had “found her Eden” and proceeded to devote a million dollars to an extensive renovation of the home. The Wesley house, which had been built in the Victorian style, received a more antebellum update, with renovations continuing for most of the five years she owned the home.

She donated the property to the Florida Park Service on Christmas Eve 1968.

Christmas 2022

West Florida DAR chapter has been invited to decorate a bedroom for Christmas at the historic Wesley House at Eden Gardens State Park.  We met at the house and went to lunch to plan our design. Then we met to make the decorations. On November 15 we had the pleasure of installing our beautiful decorations. This red bedroom is decorated as a room would be decorated for a Christmas in 1860. We are so proud of our room and appreciate all who helped with this project. The home is beautifully decorated and The Candlelight Tour is December 10, 2022.