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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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Well, this was fun and very historical. I also loved learning about old time Tallahassee. The characters are in the first person, really neat: "I died in childbirth", "I was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Well, this was fun and very historical. I also loved learning about old time Tallahassee. The characters are in the first person, really neat: "I died in childbirth", "I was the governor when I was shot". Was easy to relate to. And authenticate costumes. The grounds are very pretty and high on a hill. Bring walking shoes.

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gainesville florida
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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

You will walk back in time, to see how Missionaries, and the Apalachee tribe co-existed. How the Monks brought Christianity, and Peace to these people. You will actually go into the places where different things took place. There is actors there that make you feel like you are really in that time. They are very nice, and they know their... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was an interesting place to spend a couple hours. We saw the entire area including the little nature trail they have. The re-creation of a colonial Spanish mission was done well and I enjoyed the living history aspect of the site. There was a person in the fort, blacksmith shop and the friary who were available to answer plenty... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
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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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