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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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Great Tour Guide

We were in Tallahassee for one night and a day and were looking for something to do. It was my... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Columbus, GA
Making history fun

Our family of six loved the mission! Our grandson is taking extra classes this summer at FSU so we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
+1 850-245-6406
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Tallahassee for one night and a day and were looking for something to do. It was my husband, daughter (12) and myself. They have a nice little museum and a pretty good short film about the mission. The outdoor part of the...More

Thank georgiatraveler5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of six loved the mission! Our grandson is taking extra classes this summer at FSU so we got him off campus for sightseeing. This is a well run historical landmark. We were there on a Saturday. Plenty of friendly and helpful staff and...More

Thank wangsneg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mission San Luis is a living history museum that documents the life of early Spanish colonists and their interaction with the Native American populations. The large council house used for Native American gatherings and governance is amazing!

1  Thank J3682BLcharlottel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for class field trips. The field trips are interactive & engaging. The kids love watching the blacksmith make nails and have a great time in the huge teepee! It is always a fun trip to take with our second graders!!

Thank Faith K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I signed up for the candlemaking workshop at Mission San Luis. Classes are kept small (at least 2 must sign up, but no more than 5) so you get the full experience and attention you need. We really enjoyed our experience and...More

Thank mandierose7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great stop while in Tallahassee. Beautiful recreation of melded Apalachee and Spanish life in the early settlement of Florida. Meticulously recreated structures and informed, ingauging reenactors make history come alive. This is a worthwhile stop for any visitor to the state capital.

1  Thank smokeyjoe01
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This was an excellent rendering of the history of the Spanish Mission system in Florida 1656 to 1704. The mission today replicates the life of the Spanish missionaries and the Apalachee indian village where it was located. Archeological discoveries are exhibited and the docents give...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this informative and historical museum- filled with interactive exhibits and multimedia presentations. I rate this is the BEST thing to see or do in the area! They offer indoor and outdoor exhibits that are first class with very personable and knowledgeable presenters.

Thank E8295UFdeb
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We have been to this beautiful museum and park now for the second time. The story of the Apalachee and the Spanish and British battle for the spiritual and physical conquest of Northern Florida is so well told. Super friendly and helpful reception staff guided...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This is not a mission with authentic buildings as you can find them in Arizona, for example. Everything is reconstructed. Very impressive, however, is the huge remodeled council house. Worth to visit if you are in the area anyway.

Thank Carlos C
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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.