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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

2100 W Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304
850-245-6406
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Ranked #6 of 39 attractions in Tallahassee
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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New York, NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Miami, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The location and facilities are impressive, the exhibits and guides bring the period to life - the council house is amazing. We loved it!

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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The renactors were very knowledgeable and friendly, we really enjoyed our visit here. Learned a lot and enjoyed the exhibits and recreated buildings, you will not waste your time stopping here.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Nicely captures the history of the Spanish and Apalache Indian occupation.This would be an excellent field trip for children.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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51 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Most friendly reception, beautiful museum type exhibtion with display telling the history of the place but also had the most beautiful Mexican Catholic art on display, we enjoyed the visit to the old village of the Appalachee. And most surprising, Young peaple living on the premisses helped you around with each their own responsibility and the their own story. So... More

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Oxford, MS
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38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This museum is operated by an active archeological organization. If you are interested in early history of the Americas, or Florida history, this is a good place to spend a couple of hours. It is a work in progress. The day we were there several interpreters were available to discuss the various buildings and activities. A small museum contains artifacts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

A great look into the early religious influence on the Appalachee people brought by the Spanish friars. An easy way to spend a few hours looking back into a part of Florida history. The museum was educational and held many artifacts from the mission site. The short video is a great introduction for your experience. The staff and volunteers were... More

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I went there with a group of International Students. It was great seeing the personnel in character. The blacksmith even made us a couple objects right in front of us. So awesome to see how things were made back in the early days. If you are in the area or go to school in Tallahassee you should see it at... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a recreated village from the time Apalachee indians and Spanish lived together in this fort. The story is amazing and you can see archeological artifacts, stroll through the indian council house and see life in the village recreated one Saturday per month.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great place to visit. There is a small museum, nice walking path to many buildings and the crown jewel a full sized chickee. There is also a very nice gift shop. Visit when the weather is nice since there's lots of outside walking. Very enjoyable for people of all ages. I've attended several special events here also,... More

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