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Address: Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL
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A bit of history for Blue Springs

Thursby House is inside Blue Springs and is next to one of the picnic areas. It's worth going through while at the park and is a quick self guided tour. Only the downstairs is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Portland, Maine
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Mount Dora, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were visiting Blue Springs and just quickly browsed through the bottom floor of the house to view the informational exhibits. It is a beautiful house with an interesting history.

Thank FLGirlForever
Portland, Maine
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thursby House is inside Blue Springs and is next to one of the picnic areas. It's worth going through while at the park and is a quick self guided tour. Only the downstairs is open to the public.

Thank NieSam
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is a beautiful piece of history. Blue Springs state park is a peaceful place to visit and well worth the trip.

Thank wright233
Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we enjoyed the historical home and all the history it has to share my grandchildren were very happy w the view of the springs

Thank 157tinagillingham101
Conyers, GA
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217 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the original home of the person who owned the property that became the Blue Springs State Park. Only the bottom floor is open. There is one display in each room but it did a good job explaining the history of the area.

Thank travelwriter52
York, South Carolina
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is actually in the Blue Springs State park. It is free to enter the house after paying to get into the park but the park itself is the attraction.

Thank Walter I
Central Florida, Florida
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27 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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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93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

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

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