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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
+1 850-245-6406
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Always fun to visit the Mission

Lots of historical options but also some open spaces for the kids to run. Nearby city park with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Keith R
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Really Interesting Place

You just step back in time and understand a little bit of Tallahassee history and impact of the... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Mission San Luis was the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656 to 1704. Today, the Mission brings the 17th century to life through costumed interpreters, reconstructed buildings, museum exhibits and archaeological demonstrations. The Mission offers special events, camps and workshops throughout the year. The site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission fees: Adults, $5; Seniors, $3; Children, $2; Active duty military are free.
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2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
+1 850-245-6406
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of historical options but also some open spaces for the kids to run. Nearby city park with playground. Great way to spend a sunny or cloudy day.

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 31 December 2017

You just step back in time and understand a little bit of Tallahassee history and impact of the Europeans had on the local inhabitants. We have a volunteer take us through a number of the buildings and he was informed and played the role to...More

Thank Mork001
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I was very pleasantly surprised at this museum of early Tallahassee history. While I have lived here for quite a while this experience of walking through our early American and Spanish Explorers way of living was presented in a factual way through the exhibits. We...More

Thank Doug K
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

A grand experience, stepping back into the past. Interesting to see how settlers lived and dealt with the original inhabitants, climate, illness, famine, and the ordinary challenges of life, sleeping, eating, working,and existing. One can understand early life in Florida with such an excellent display.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Tallahassee for 27 years and have passed Mission San Luis uncountable times. On December 16, 2017 we attended the Indian Winter Solstice Festival. The festival was great along with the many buildings and permanent things that are at the Mission. I...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

I had visited once several years ago but a return visit was just as enjoyable. Strolling the grounds and interacting with the docents in their excellent costumes was the best type of education in Florida history. Lots of audience participation in Native American dances and...More

Thank sunshine_traveler57
Reviewed 10 December 2017

What started as a time-filler ended up being one of the highlights of our entire trip. To start off, their entrance fee is only $5, so that was worrisome for us because it made us think that it was going to be just an OK....More

Thank Roadtripist
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I had driven past the gates to this site untold times visiting my children over the past 8 years at FSU. Finally, on a day with a few free hours we drove up to see what it was all about. What we discovered was awesomeness....More

Thank sjhokie
Reviewed 16 November 2017

I learned about the indigenous people who lived here, history from the Spanish missions, all in an area I didn't know previously existed. There is a park with trails, a lake, theatre, museum, more!

Thank jeanadrienne
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had some available time so we took a short drive out to the Mission. It is close to downtown. The grounds and visitors center are in great condition. There are people around the site dressed in costume to provide a historical perspective on the...More

Thank Richard G
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27 March 2017|
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Response from mdfloyd322 | Reviewed this property |
We stopped at everything, talked at length to the docents and watched the movie. We were there a little over three hours.
5 August 2015|
Response from islandgirl0719 | Reviewed this property |
There are no restaurants on site. There is a gift shop with snacks. There are several restaurants within a one mile radius. There is a Columbian Restaurant within walking distance.