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Thursby House

Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL
+1 386-775-3663
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Part of our trip to Blue Spring Park

The house only offers a self conducted tour. The upstairs is cordoned off and can't be accessed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elsie R
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Ottawa, Canada
An Early Tycoon

This very impressive residence was built in 1872, by a Louis P Thursby. It is pretty much settled... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Ben_Theretoo406
,
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL
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"blue springs state park"
in 16 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 8 reviews
"front porch"
in 5 reviews
"rocking chairs"
in 3 reviews
"interesting history"
in 4 reviews
"spring park"
in 2 reviews
"florida history"
in 2 reviews
"johns river"
in 2 reviews
"old florida"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 2 reviews
"steamboats"
in 4 reviews
"information"
in 10 reviews
"manatees"
in 13 reviews
"artifacts"
in 5 reviews
"century"
in 4 reviews
"midden"
in 2 reviews
"tourists"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house only offers a self conducted tour. The upstairs is cordoned off and can't be accessed. There is some information in each room, but there is no furniture except for the small stoves used for heating. There were some things in the kitchen and...More

Thank Elsie R
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This very impressive residence was built in 1872, by a Louis P Thursby. It is pretty much settled that he arrived at the site in 1856. Most accounts state that he first built a log cabin to house his family. However, one apparently credible source...More

Thank Ben_Theretoo406
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Had visited with the family. Lots of old Florida history in the area. Good information and lots of beautiful things to see.

Thank IvoryHunter
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Not much to see really just some furniture and pictures and a stocked kitchen. Sat on the rocker outside waiting for my brother in law who is more into these things than I am.

Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Sure wish there was more to see from the time period other than just pictures. The kitchen was well stocked with those items. We were only able to see the one floor also. So whoever said it was haunted & mentioned the second floor was...More

Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Unless you are a serious history buff, I would suggest you pass on this attraction.I definately would NOT take a ride just to check this out.The structure is empty for the most part with the exception of a couple displays.Nothing to see really. Most people...More

Thank m4hnidj
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This was a port back in the day with an interesting story to tell about hardships, steamers serving the area, trains putting the steamers out of business etc.

Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Read my review i for Blue Springs, this house is included with the Park, very nice older home just a few steps away from the Blue Springs where the Manatees are

Thank Lynda C
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Very interesting, piece of history. My husband and I went through the house while visiting the Springs. Joe and Sharon Watson, Jacksonville, FL.

Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This house has some cool history, but the house itself was super simple and you can only tour the first floor. I wouldn't make a special stop just to visit the house. The nearby manatee viewing is amazing, though!

Thank Teri R
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