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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 35 Attractions 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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58 helpful votes 58 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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33 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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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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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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