Professional genealogist Stan Lindaas stands in front of a massive live oak tree, one of dozens like it at Eden Gardens State Park in the Florida panhandle. In the background, the stately mansion presides over the 163 acre former homestead of the Wesley family. In 1968, the owner donated the whole Eden Gardens property to the State of Florida. It became a state park for all to visit, free of charge. There are trails through the various ornamental gardens. The Tucker Bayou forms the northern border of the park and lends a peaceful lake view from the two story wraparound porch of the mansion. The furnished and decorated mansion is open for guided tours. This elegant historical setting is now a popular site for weddings, family reunions, picnics, and school field trips.
In our travels, we enjoy visiting historical sites with family history significance. It’s our passion, and we love to help our clients discover their roots and branches.
Raquel Lindaas, AG