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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

2100 W Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304
850-245-6406
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Ranked #5 of 41 attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

The first Saturday has programs for children, the third Saturday they shoot black powder muskets and the cannon. Great place to learn about history.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There are people in period dress and they try and stay in form and answer any questions you may have about the time period. Ladies cook over open fires for the lady in the big house which would be the. At the blacksmith shop they teach you about making nails amongst other things. They also have a summer and winter... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nice to see the recreated buildings of the past; some of the docents were very informative. Nice, well-kept grounds. Good gift shop and education areas.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Its a nice little mission that has been well restored. Check the calendar for events otherwise its just a building and a gift shop. There is a walking tour you can take out back and museuem items in the mission.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I took my grandson for an educational visit to Mission San Luis de Apalachee. I was quite surprised to see all the archaeological work and careful attention to detail that has been put into reconstructing the home of the Apalachee Indians from 1656-1704. Great strides were taken to build the exhibits according to the locations and dimensions contained in old... More

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A wonderful archeological site. They have preserved the mission site and created a living museum. They are committed to recreating the site to highlight the native treasures. It is a must stop in Tallahassee.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Be prepared to walk. I loved the museum that provided history and mapping of the region before exploring the remains today.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is an amazing place. Great when they have re-enactments! It recreates a mission town, showing lifestyle of both the Spanish and Apalachee indian populations. It seems north Florida was the "breadbasket" of the area for both indians and for Spanish colonies. They show gardens and food production, dress, weapons of the era and allow visitors to participate on some... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Very interesting about who was really in the America's before the Pilgrims as we are taught in out grade school history. A great was to experience some Florida history. For $5 you cannot beat it. Walk around at your own pace. Learn from the people there and enjoy a nice day outside. I would really recommend for young kids as... More

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South Kent, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A fantastic slice of colonial history--the Spanish mission period in Florida history. The council house recreation is an absolutely magical structure--native american architecture at its best. It can't be described, only experienced. In addition, there's a nice visitor center with exhibits and several historical buildings, including a period church and fort. There are reenact ors throughout with a wealth of... More

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