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Thursby House

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Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL
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Side trip

Toured the Thursby House while visiting Blue Springs State Park to see the Manatees. An interesting... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2017
Not too exciting

It was just an old house with a few artifacts and some info about life in the olden days. Took me... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2017
Bedford, New Hampshire
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Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL
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Reviewed January 12, 2017

Toured the Thursby House while visiting Blue Springs State Park to see the Manatees. An interesting side light to this trip. Informational.

Thank aquajean
Reviewed January 11, 2017

It was just an old house with a few artifacts and some info about life in the olden days. Took me about ten minutes to go through the house. Kind of interesting reading the info in the cases. No furniture, jyst some stives and kitchen...More

Thank Alan_H1963_12
Reviewed January 4, 2017

The place is locked & other than the front porch- off limits to visitors. Peek in the windows and you will see- nothing!

Thank Laurie C
Reviewed December 20, 2016

The Thursby House is just one of the many things Blue Springs State Park has to offer. It was inaccessible for many years, but the state has gone through and created a museum type walk-through with all manner of furnishings and ware customary to original...More

Thank DavidLlewellyn
Reviewed September 14, 2016

I mentioned this when I reviewed Blue Springs Park as it is located on the park grounds. It was an interesting place which had original fixtures from the era. There was no tour, you gave yourself a self guided one. There is information in the...More

1  Thank joemulee
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This home is on the Blue Springs State Park Grounds. Unfortunately, it is closed so you can only walk around the property and look into the windows. It would require a complete restoration in ordre to be a nice tour for visitors.

Thank Lee K
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a beautiful old home and great example of days gone by. The self-guided tour is interesting, and it's fun to imagine what life was like what back when. And, the price is right. Blue Springs State Park is a real gem, a real...More

Thank LakeMaryFoodCritic
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

As soon as you walk into the musty odered house, all the energy is completely sucked out of you, and you feel depressed. I'm a person with clairvoyant abilities so I don't know if that makes a difference but this place is history. It's old....More

1  Thank Coryswife26
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Well preserved old early Florida home. Most of the house is painted, but the beautiful woodworking on the staircase and the kitchen door are unpainted/restored. Definitely worth a stop if you are going to Blue Springs. Can only visit the first floor, the upstairs is...More

1  Thank Rhonda E
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

A plantation home to self guide tour while at BSP. Enjoyed walking around and seeing items of the home.

Thank Paula H
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