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Going back in time!!

When you visit Blue Spring State Park, you cannot miss the Thursby House. It is free admission (no... read more

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Just A Bend In The River For A Ferry Landing

Restored estate near the headwaters of Blue Spring. You can walk through the home with lots of... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
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Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL
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All reviews blue springs state park self guided tour piece of history spring park lots of history florida history on display old florida information steamboats century artifacts manatees birth era midden visitors
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Dating way back to 1800's This origional house is a piece of living history that shows how some people lived in a bygone era not particularly a historian but I consider this a place to go look at especially as you might already be viewing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andy w
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not much left in it but it is the original construction from the mid to late 1800's, minus the addition of the third floor that came later. Gives you a sense of the type of homes that would dot the landscape in this period of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kliq6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are likely in the park for the Manatees or recreation so take ten minutes and check it out. Some interesting local history--but no more than 10 minutes. Cute.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chesterchandler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having toured many old cracker homes, this one was so/so. There was good information abut the home and its construction and interesting family news. I was expecting rooms to be furnished with effects from the late 1800's. If you are already at Blue Springs State...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RaddishM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you visit Blue Spring State Park, you cannot miss the Thursby House. It is free admission (no pets allowed) and you can walk around and read about this historical site and the family who occupied this home back in the 1800s. Very interesting to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Date OF visit: Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 While at the Blue Springs State Park, you will see Thursby House. This is an historic home, that has been preserved from the late 1800s It is free to for visitors to walk through and see a bit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

A lot of people don't even see this house when they are at Blue Springs Park. It sits on a little rise in the middle of a field by the woods as you walk down the trail to the water landing and playground area. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank src1962
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Restored estate near the headwaters of Blue Spring. You can walk through the home with lots of period furniture and items from its establishment in the 1870's. Originally a home to a ferry stop on the St John's River from Jacksonville, it was a key...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sbsfl
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The Springs and river are beautiful. It was also incredible getting a little history lesson along the way. I’m not sure how other visitors were able to enter the Thursby house as I was yelled at by the “homeowner” for taking a picture of a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Simplyaerie
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Nice self guided tour with plenty of posted articles to read about the family. We went on a Thursday and it was not crowded. Wear comfortable shoes as you walk through the grass to get there and the steps are slippery when wet.

Date of experience: August 2018
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