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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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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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Neat Little Place

There's some artifacts on exhibit first. Then you go out and walk around the old houses, and buildings. The restoration is pretty good. Highlight was seeing a black smith do live... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

There's some artifacts on exhibit first. Then you go out and walk around the old houses, and buildings. The restoration is pretty good. Highlight was seeing a black smith do live metal work while in character. Great reminder of how far civilization has come along in such a short period of time. It's good for an hour and a half... More 

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Plainfield, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Plan a lot of time for this. We really learned a lot and enjoyed the experience. This was much more than I expected. I learned so much about the early settlement of Florida. I believe this is a "Must See" if you visit Tallahassee.

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toronto
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599 reviews 599 reviews
127 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 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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31 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

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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66 helpful votes 66 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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