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Address: Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL

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Worth the self tour

This historic house is located on the property of Blue Springs State Park. It shows period pieces in the rooms on the first floor. There are also pictures and signs that show how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Deltona, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Wish you could go upstairs but only the first floor is open, not good with wheelchairs but it's an old house, they didn't worry about that back then. Not much to see, wouldn't make a special trip out to see it, but already at the park, it's cool to see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This historic house is located on the property of Blue Springs State Park. It shows period pieces in the rooms on the first floor. There are also pictures and signs that show how the river was used in the late 19th Century. While you are visiting Blue Spring State Park, this is a nice little side attraction that you can... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Thursby house is located within the Blue Spring State Park. A large house nestled amongst large trees is a incredible site. The history and general preservation of the site is good. What I found disappointing was that the 4 main rooms you had access to had very redundant information, and really didn't give much access to the house. There... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you are in the Blue Springs State Park, this house is there and you can do walk through just to see some of the history of the era of steamboats. Not a lot of furnishings but a lot of history for the time period. Beautiful view and setting. There is no additional fee to tour the house.

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

An interesting and educational overview of the days when steamboats were the way to travel and citrus was the currency. It's a brief stop while out enjoying Blue Springs State Park.

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Cape Canaveral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I guess I thought it was better preserved and had more furnishings of the time. Fine to just walk through but not very exciting. At least you can sit on the rockers on the front porch.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This house is located on the grounds of Blue Springs Park. It is an old home built many years ago in1872 and though it is interesting there is very little furniture. The kitchen is equipped and the tour is self guided. If you are there to see the manatees stop in to see it but do not make a special... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

As someone else noted, you are likely already in the park to see the manatees or to take advantage of the camping, so why not take a look at the house. You can take a quick walk-through of the main floor and placards in place give you a good history of the house and its past inhabitants. Not worth specifically... More 

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East Point, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A historical home at Blue Spring State Park. Self guided tour with interesting information available. Since a lot of children come to the Spring to see manatees, this is a good chance for them to see some history, too.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Nice setting with an interesting history. First floor is open with place cards and period household wares. House overlooks the Blue Springs that harbors the manatees in cold weather. No additional fee to enter after paying the $6.00 car entrance fee to the park.

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Address: Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Orange City

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