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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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WAY exceeded our expectations!

Wow. Just wow. This place is amazing. We were in Tallahassee and wanted to spend some time doing something cool before we headed home, looked up some reviews and found this place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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SOUTHPORT
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow. Just wow. This place is amazing. We were in Tallahassee and wanted to spend some time doing something cool before we headed home, looked up some reviews and found this place. The reviews talked about how cool the staff was, so I figured we'd check it out, expecting your usual nice but kind of boring museum staff and some... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mission San Luis de Apalachee is a great venue. I attended a wedding reception ther and it felt warm and cozy and yet it was a large room. The outside garden area was perfect for a bar and pre reception get together. Parking was easy and ample. I don't think you can go wrong here!

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Thank lherrin
Nashville, Tennessee
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a recreation of a native american settlement coupled with a colonial spanish village original to the city of Tallahassee. The council house is very impressive and not only the highlight but also historically accurate. There are costumed interpreters inside most of the buildings that will greet you and answer any questions you may have. There is a small... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Tallahassee not too long ago with the family and we decided to visit this museum, we loved it! It is beautiful and rich with history. I would recommend it to anyone!

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Thank Savannah K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mission San Luis was one of the most enjoyable site seeing visits our family has had. I really wish I could give it more than 5 stars! The grounds and buildings are well done and excellently maintained, and all the staff were welcoming, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. This is definitely something we will do again and recommend to anyone visiting... More 

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Sidney, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped on our way home, Dec. 29. Loved how the interpreters explained the history to us. It was definitely worth stopping. We are not from Florida, so the history presentation was very informative. Everyone was so friendly. It was not busy when we were there and that was great, because we received one on one attention. This needs to... More 

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long vally SD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well put together attraction guest will be treated like they are living in the age of time staff are well knowledge of the time and are masters of there trade some extra time should be spend planning for weather before visit or dress for outside weather most stuff located outside. Or look into website for special events so every thing... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I went here on one of the TOUR Tallahassee free days; they had been doing a lot of upgrading. They have recreated a lot of the buildings and added a museum, gift shop and conference center. The conference center is also available for wedding reception and family reunions, etc. This is a good place for kids (or adults!) to learn... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

It is worth visiting if you pass through Tallahassee. It is a living museum so there are people dressed up and acted like they were actually living in that era. People are nice and friendly. There are activities for kids like arrow shooting. It was my first time and I liked it. They taught me how to hold the arrow... More 

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Thank Pananya K
Tallahassee, Florida
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Interesting authentic historic site. There can be a lot of walking, but one can also enjoy visiting just the main entrance exhibits.

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