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Thursby House

Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL
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Step back in history

Thursby House is just down the path & well worth the trek. History abounds inside & outside the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Lucille L
Orange City, Florida
Loving our local history!

We love visiting the Thursby House located within Blue Spring State Park. It is a wonderful slice... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Daytona Beach, Florida
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Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Thursby House is just down the path & well worth the trek. History abounds inside & outside the house. Pictures galore & antique kitchen utensils. Note the beautiful wooden floors. Relax on one of the porch rocking chairs or walk down by the river &...More

Thank Lucille L
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We love visiting the Thursby House located within Blue Spring State Park. It is a wonderful slice of Americana and our local history. The Thursby family settled on the inlet to Blue Springs, on the St. Johns river in 1856. Shortly after their arrival, Louis...More

Thank Teacher20052013
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed walking through the Historic home on site at Blue Springs State Park...wonderful kitchen artifacts collection and the neatest wooden floors! Well maintained home and loved the old heaters in each room! Nice place to relax on the front porch. We recommend they add...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Interesting house with bunch of olden day furniture, kitchen ware and wall hangings describing the history. Very easy to access from the parking area. Stroll through if time permits.

Thank Saranrajk
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Built in 1872, located inside Blue Sprigs State Park, the house open to the public (just the first floor) was once a two-story structure built from three different kinds of center-cut pine. Mr. Thursby and his family settled in Blue Springs in 1856. The structure...More

Thank mountain22
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We enjoyed the self guided tour of this old farm house. The house is well kept and easily accessible in the State park. Visitors will learn a lot about the Thursbys who once owned the house and the surrounding land.

Thank clifton686
Reviewed 1 April 2017

A chance to visit a part of Florida history you will not get very often. Very interesting in it's simplicity and utility.

Thank Clare G
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The house is not open to the public so there is nothing really interesting to see which was disappointing. However there is a brochure about its history.

Thank Befriends
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Only the ground-floor of this fine historic wooden house is open to the public. It takes no time at all to buzz through the rooms with their scanty array of nineteenth-century furniture; a little longer if you stop and read all of the history notes....More

1  Thank Fossicker66
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Toured the Thursby House while visiting Blue Springs State Park to see the Manatees. An interesting side light to this trip. Informational.

Thank aquajean
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