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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 #6 of 30 Attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Tallahassee, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We visited with kids (9 & 11) we all enjoyed the place, lots to see and the history, it wa great to see them keeping it as real as possible. We would recomend this for family and friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was really great learning about the Apalachee Indians and the newcomers from Spain. The handson activites with the blacksmith and trying our hand at using the, bow & arrow for target practice. The artifacts were awesome. What a great job this place does keeping the history alive. Awesome for families with school age children, or no children at all.

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Navarre,Fl
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We've lived in Northwest Florida for 17 yrs and just discovered this wonderful historic state park.Not very hard to find in Tallahassee this park is located within the city limits.A beautiful building greets you as you enter the grounds.This building contains the gift shop classrooms and a small museum on the the Spanish settlement.(there is a very minimal admission charge,... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You would never know that the mission existed when driving down bust Tennessee Street, unless you have read about it or caught a glimpse of the sign. Make an effort to visit. There is only a.$5. Entrance fee. There is an indoor exhibit and then when you step outside, it just opens up to a spacious outdoor area with an... More 

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Okeechobee, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

I was hesitant at first when planning to go here, but when I arrived I was instantly in love with in. It was a beautiful serene place that the employees took as much or as little time to teach you whatever you wanted to know. Everyone was very informative, helpful and nice. There weren't as many buildings as I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wedding reception was here and the grounds were beautiful. Very spacious, room for about 100 cars (I think). Downside is if you have over 100 guests you must get valet (which costs over $600)

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