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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

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Address: 2100 W Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone Number: 850-245-6406
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Mission San Luis was the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656...

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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Beautiful Grounds

Went to a wedding there and it was beautiful. Lovely ground to walk around in and history to be seen too. Don't miss it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to a wedding there and it was beautiful. Lovely ground to walk around in and history to be seen too. Don't miss it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents have lived in Tallahassee for 13+ years and we've never been here on previous visits. This time, with my 12 1/2 year old daughter, we enjoyed about 2 hours touring the site. Admission was inexpensive - $5 adults, $3 ages 65+, and $2 students through 17. Start with a short movie explaining the history, culture, and the site... More 

Jacksonville, FL
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209 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Florida over 27 years and never had a clue to the Catholic Missions interacted with the Native Americans in Florida - until last week. This is not just a bunch of worn-down homes moved to a site to portray so-called living history. (I am a Chicago transplant who still cheers for Chicago pro teams and thinks... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my opinion, this is a great opportunity to learn more about by the role of the Spanish and Catholic churches and the native Indians in the history of Florida. See the unique council houses, church, homes and fort. Florida is far more than Disney World!

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Pleasant Valley, Canada
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you really want to know about Florida; know the history. The genesis of this history includes Spanish and Native making the Mission is a must visit. I read about San Luis in Archaeology Magazine so Wing Commander made a one night special stop in Tallahassee simply to see San Luis; Most worthwhile. The site, the staff, even the gift... More 

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Ormond Beach
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time we stopped at the State run Mission we hadn't allowed enough time to view the outdoor restoration. So we went back. Be sure to see the movie first that explains a very friendly relationship between the Appalachee and the Spaniards. (Unfortunately they burnt it down and escaped when the English were coming.). There is also a small... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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117 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A tremendous effort has been put into rebuilding what we believe the village looked like before and after European Settlement. The Round House is very impressive, and there are usually local volunteers at all of the locations to fill in some information concerning each structure. If you are going to be in Tallahassee and want some of the flavor of... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Why don't more people know about this fantastic place?! I had an afternoon to kill in Northern Florida, and drove to Tallahassee on a whim with no idea of what to do. It took some digging to find this place, even as this place screams "ME!!!" with its indigenous history, Spanish colonial past, etc. We showed up at 3:40 and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I stopped by the Mission on my way out of Tallahassee and had about 30 minutes to jog through the exhibits. I had wanted to see this site and had to settle for the short time frame because it was the end of the day. The staff was wonderful, allowing me to snap pics and ask questions as things were... More 

1 Thank LauraL7
Tallahassee, Florida
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great place to take the family for an educational trip. Did you know that the first Christmas in America was celebrated here in Tallahassee. They recreate alot of the historical information and teach the ways that were lived during this era. Many schools take field trips to this site.

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