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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

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Address: 2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
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+1 850-245-6406
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Mission San Luis was the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656 to...

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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Great interactive site. Characters live in period

A good walk through history. We entered and found a giant meeting hall with an interpreter dressed for the period explaining how it was used. Walking around the grounds we met a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A good walk through history. We entered and found a giant meeting hall with an interpreter dressed for the period explaining how it was used. Walking around the grounds we met a fryer who explained about the church and two soldiers guarding the fort and also a blacksmith making nails. Each had a very interesting story and did their job... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reconstructed Native village and several buildings associated with a 16th century Spanish mission. Period-clad docents deliver short history lessons and answer questions for visitors as they take a carnival-style tour. Main bldg contains small museum, giftshop and theater where shortfilm is shown depicting the history and highlights of the site. Well worth a stop.

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Thank Texaholic2000
Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just happened by while I was getting gas to go back to Tampa. My wife and I had visited several of the missions in California so were curious. The reconstruction of the community structure was impressive and the young woman reenacting a resident was very informative. The artifacts in the museum were an inter sting look into the past... More 

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Thank Mike S
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was almost 9 months pregnant when my daughter's 3rd grade class had a feild trip here. This is a historically fun place for kids, once you start the tour it's actually bigger then you think inside, & the interaction the staff had w/the kids was great. Even though my feet were killing me, my ankles were swollen, & I... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Children and adults learned about Indian customs and how tribal councils worked. Were introduced to artifacts found at archaeological sites. Given insights on what items were used for. The area that shows how Indians lived hundreds of years ago was very interesting. In the English village, learned how a 1600s family would have lived--cooking, living conditions, livestock care, and how... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you first enter the Mission, you are greeted with a museum style entry,with rooms of artifacts, paintings and guided information of the period. There is also a informational movie availible with the entry fee. Next up is the authentic reproduction of the Native/Spanish village. The grounds they are set in are lovely as well and relaxing to walk. In... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to visit Mission San Luis on Valentine's day and what a pleasant surprise the whole day was. We started off by getting in free just by Liking them on Facebook. We started with a stroll through a small history museum that tells about the Spanish Mission & the Apalachee tribe. Then we learned how to preserve Camilla flowers... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say. The grounds are pleasant to just to look at. they well kept. Our large group had lunch on the picnic table area. we were 95. 85 students and 10 adults. They have a theater large enough to accommodate our group. The tour guides had a little attitude. I guess when you deal with middle school students... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had time for only a couple of activities in Tallahassee and picked this as one of them. We were happy we did. Even on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, we had the place almost to ourselves. Everyone there was uniformly helpful. We started off with a short film that gave the historical context of what we would be seeing -... More 

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I had a wonderful walk through the Mission San Lois de Apalachee. Friar Claudio was gave us a tour-he's been there since 1635, so we got quite the history lesson!

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