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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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Step back in time

Beautiful and full of history The friar was most delightful. Museum and guest center well done... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
sailor1225
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Litchfield, Maine
Walk into a little known part of history

Mission San Luis has reconstructed buildings which really bring to life the lives of the Apalachee... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
kerrymusic
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us south
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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
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"council house"
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"living history"
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"reconstructed buildings"
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"period costume"
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"blacksmith shop"
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"spanish settlers"
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"indoor museum"
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"meeting house"
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"short movie"
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"early settlement"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Beautiful and full of history The friar was most delightful. Museum and guest center well done. Archeology did current excavating

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Mission San Luis has reconstructed buildings which really bring to life the lives of the Apalachee tribe and the Spaniards -- soldiers, their families, priests, traders -- who lived in north west Florida centuries ago. There's a small but very good museum with real artifacts...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We had a wonderful tour of this mission with period characters explaining everything about the area. I would suggest finding out when the tours are available as the docents and re-creators were excellent!

1  Thank peanutsNewYork
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We’ve been meaning to go visit for awhile, but the weather was finally good enough to get us there. Wow! My family travels a good bit and this is a wonderful living museum and a great price. If you’ve been to Colonial Williamsburg, then this...More

1  Thank Sara W
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

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.

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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

1  Thank Mork001
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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+
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devotedsister8
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.
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BetsyMig
5 August 2015|
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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.
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