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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

Address: 2100 W Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone Number: 850-245-6406
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Ranked #5 of 79 things to do in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Mission San Luis was the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656 to 1704. Today, the Mission...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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toronto
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584 reviews 584 reviews
125 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

There is a nice, small indoor museum. The path and buildings on the grounds are very interesting. The reenactment volunteers are very well spoken and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I first went here for a school project, and am so happy my teacher made us go there! It is a beautiful plot of land with some great history that every person living in that area should learn! It's a great place to go have a picnic, and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Mission is a wonderful experience! The museum is one of the best we have ever seen! We spent 2-1/2 hours and really enjoyed it; even the non-history buff in our group enjoyed it!

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Sun City, Arizona
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18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Having toured missions in CA and TX this was a treat. The history of the efforts of the catholic priests who brought farming methods, medical care to the local Indians was heartening. Many have decried the treatment Indians by early American settlers, but this mission was destroyed in 1702 by THE BRITISH!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I've watched this open-air museum and archeological dig progress over the past 20 years from a small pit or two in the yard of a person's house to an amazing, evocative place. The history of this spot is little-known...but should be... and the recreation of the 300 year old Spanish/Native American settlement is beautifully done. Take an afternoon (preferably a... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Enjoyed the visit, great program and wonderful restorations from a time long gone by. Don't miss this jewel.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This museum was so much better than I had anticipated! The museum in the Information Center had drawers full of amazing archeological finds from this historic Spanish/native American settlement site such as a 300-year-old quartz cross. Then out into the park where huge signboards explained the lifestyle of these early settlers. The rebuilt Meeting/Council House with its huge thatched roof... More 

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Florida
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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A very old and well preserved historical site showing Florida when it's earliest inhabitants from the new world arrived. Very well laid out with great stories to be told.

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