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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
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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Living History = Fun

Admission price is so low for everything you get to see! Kids are only $2. My 9 & 7 year old boys loved it! They asked the residents lots of questions. They loved the Indian at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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High Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Admission price is so low for everything you get to see! Kids are only $2. My 9 & 7 year old boys loved it! They asked the residents lots of questions. They loved the Indian at the council house, the blacksmith, and the captain at the fort. The museum inside was nice to cool off in. Had fun doing the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Learned something about Florida history. Interesting place to see while in Tallahassee. Recommended for a shor trip.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I'm not much of a history buff. But this was a great, interesting, and informative stop. The reenactors were informative, but not pushy at giving you their message. The museum / entry building looks very new and has a nice museum area to browse through while waiting to see the short movie explaining the history of the mission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Come visit one of the most interesting museums in America, where Indian and Spanish artifacts dating back 1,000 years or more are on display for the world to marvel at.

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Batesville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is definitely one of the finest museums I have been to regarding archaeology and southern heritage and history. The mission has been entirely renovated and features all sorts of new things, so if you haven't been in a few years, definitely go back. The museum is fabulous and features hundreds if not thousands of artifacts you can look at... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Took fourth grade students on field trip. You walk a lot to visit sites thriughout the mission. The guides rushed us through, but the students said they learned a lot. Not many places like this around. The museum part is also very nice.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I lived in Tallahassee for almost five years before I found Mission San Luis. I wish I had found it sooner. This place and the staff allow visitors to experience a wealth of Tallahassee history. There are demonstrations at the fort, a functioning smithery, and one Saturday that I went they even had archery lessons (mostly for kids but they... More 

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Coral Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I had visited years ago and their was not a lot to see (admittedly, I was rushed). Current visitor center very well done. Living history staff informed and friendly and offered really fascinating explanations of buildings and structures. Young children will enjoy open areas and old structures. Would love to go back in more temperate weather, as heat affects enjoyment... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Learned a lot. Excellent & knowledgable staff at various stations such as the fort, the blacksmith, the homestead, the Indian council house & the museum . Well worth the visit.

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Mahomet, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited the Mission late on a Friday afternoon. We had just enough time to watch the brief video (a must to explain the Mission) and see most of the buildings. It's not a huge area, but the best part is the living history guides in each area. They explain their character and how they relate to others in the... More 

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Additional Information about Mission San Luis de Apalachee

Address: 2100 W Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone Number: 850-245-6406
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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