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An Early Tycoon

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

Reviewed March 13, 2018
Chevy Chase, Maryland
With visit to Blue Springs

Very interesting, piece of history. My husband and I went through the house while visiting the... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2018
Sharon S
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Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL
+1 386-775-3663
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are at the park, stop at the house and read about the history. It's just incredible to think about people forging a life in the steamy, hot summers of Florida in the 19th century.

Thank deltonadiner
Reviewed April 1, 2018

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
Reviewed March 13, 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
Reviewed March 3, 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
Reviewed February 23, 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
Reviewed January 29, 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
Reviewed January 23, 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
Reviewed January 20, 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
Reviewed January 19, 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
Reviewed January 5, 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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