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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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Description: Mission San Luis was the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656 to...
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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We had a wonderful morning at the Mission

On a past trip to Tallahassee, we had hoped to see the Mission San Luis, but the outdoor area was closed due to inclement weather. On that day, we saw the film and looked at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Orange Park, Florida
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Orange Park, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

On a past trip to Tallahassee, we had hoped to see the Mission San Luis, but the outdoor area was closed due to inclement weather. On that day, we saw the film and looked at the indoor museum exhibits...all interesting and worth seeing. However, our real goal was to wander through the area outside, so we tried again on our... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Due to weather we unfortunatly did stay very long, however we did get to see everything "a bit rushed". With that said it was a very nice

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Very relaxing and an interesting place to visit. The park ranger inside the museum was very knowledgeable and gave us tips on what to look for as we were walking the trails. Self-guided, beautiful grounds

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Tallahassee, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Well, this was fun and very historical. I also loved learning about old time Tallahassee. The characters are in the first person, really neat: "I died in childbirth", "I was the governor when I was shot". Was easy to relate to. And authenticate costumes. The grounds are very pretty and high on a hill. Bring walking shoes.

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gainesville florida
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

You will walk back in time, to see how Missionaries, and the Apalachee tribe co-existed. How the Monks brought Christianity, and Peace to these people. You will actually go into the places where different things took place. There is actors there that make you feel like you are really in that time. They are very nice, and they know their... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was an interesting place to spend a couple hours. We saw the entire area including the little nature trail they have. The re-creation of a colonial Spanish mission was done well and I enjoyed the living history aspect of the site. There was a person in the fort, blacksmith shop and the friary who were available to answer plenty... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

There's some artifacts on exhibit first. Then you go out and walk around the old houses, and buildings. The restoration is pretty good. Highlight was seeing a black smith do live metal work while in character. Great reminder of how far civilization has come along in such a short period of time. It's good for an hour and a half... More 

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Plainfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Plan a lot of time for this. We really learned a lot and enjoyed the experience. This was much more than I expected. I learned so much about the early settlement of Florida. I believe this is a "Must See" if you visit Tallahassee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This a delightful small museum illustrating the history of the mission. The staff are really attentive and helpful. It provides a really pleasant and interesting way to spend a couple of hours on a sunny afternoon, and should be a must-visit when in Tallahassee.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We called ahead and arranged for a tour and were met promptly upon our arrival. We watched a film in the museum and then took the walking tour with the ranger. We definitely recommend it.

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