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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

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Go Back In Time

This is a great place to step back in time and live the history of the Mission. It is a great place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Donna A
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Informative step back in time

Take a stroll and immerse yourself into the surroundings. Look back on the past with volunteer... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Beverly Hills, Florida
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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...more
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2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
+1 850-245-6406
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to step back in time and live the history of the Mission. It is a great place to bring the kids. It is especially great on the days with the reenactors. Wear comfortable shoes because there is some walking involved.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I went to a reception here at one the ballrooms and was pleasantly surprised. I didn't know they offered such a nice area like that at San Luis.

Thank Deidre K
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Take a stroll and immerse yourself into the surroundings. Look back on the past with volunteer players interacting historically with each other and you. Feel free to ask questions and learn what is was like in Florida's past.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderful venue and everything went perfect! We couldn’t fit everyone in our home and this was a great place where even the little ones could run around a bit without getting in to anything!

Thank br815
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Great outing for the girls and I. They learned about some of the original inhabitants of Florida as well as the early Spanish settlers. Great interactive information from the volunteers. The blacksmith and apprentices were great.

Thank deeayejay
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I visited the Mission with my 6 grandchildren, ages 6 to 14 and we all really enjoyed our time as we learned much about this Spanish and Apalachee settlement and how the two cultures coexisted. We enjoyed listening to the docents who were dressed in...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

From 1656 to 1704, San Luis served as the principal village of the Apalachees and was the Spaniards' westernmost military, religious, and administrative capital. This is a wonderful presentation of how the Spaniards and the Apalachee Indians lived in the same community. The grounds are...More

Thank Denise V
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A Spanish Franciscan mission built in1633 in the Florida Panhandle 2 miles west of the present Capitol Bldg. There's lots to see inside and out. A must see.

Thank Janet N
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Mission San Luis was a vibrant community of Spanish and native Americans who lived in the Tallahassee area prior to the invasion of the English and their Creek allies in 1704. They successfully destroyed the mission system throughout Florida. The local Indians here fled towards...More

Thank Claude K
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We have a 7 and 10 year old and this adventure was wonderful. If you haven't visited, then you need to at least once. Great history lesson and my kids were able to participate in making a nail with a blacksmith. That was awesome! Overall,...More

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Charles M
5 March 2018|
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Response from sunshine_traveler57 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee is $5. $3 for age 65+
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 Paula T | 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.