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Address: Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL
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Worth a walk thru

There really isn't much to see here but it's worth a quick walk through if you're going to be in the park anyhow. Doesn't take but a minute to see it all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chellee T
Central Florida, Florida
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Central Florida, Florida
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There really isn't much to see here but it's worth a quick walk through if you're going to be in the park anyhow. Doesn't take but a minute to see it all.

Thank Chellee T
Daytona Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place to go...Blue Spring...Checking out the Thursby House and walk the trail and go for a Swim..the water is cold but it is great.

Thank Tootsie831
Deltona, Florida
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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

Thank Joni B
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80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank JansAdventures
Richardson, Texas
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323 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
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 

Thank DeepBlueDives
Rogers, Arkansas
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82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

Thank Stormynark
DeLand, Florida, United States
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57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jacquelyn L
Cape Canaveral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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.

Thank cmanofcape
Springfield, Massachusetts
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133 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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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Alberta, Canada
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231 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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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