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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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Cute bats and amazing history

Don't be put off by the building in the parking lot, other than admissions, holding artifacts and a video, it's just a building. As soon as you walk through THAT building and get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Don't be put off by the building in the parking lot, other than admissions, holding artifacts and a video, it's just a building. As soon as you walk through THAT building and get outside, it's almost like you're transported back in time (which I realize is exactly what they're trying to do seeing as they have people in period costume).... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Tallahassee doesn't have much to do, but this is a must visit. I learned a great deal about Native American and Spanish history in the area.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good way to spend a sunny morning. Enjoyed learning about floridas history of spaniards and natives and the video is a great way to finish off

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you can catch re-enacters in costume, the mission makes for a great visit for kids. Lots of cool stuff. Blacksmith. Teepee.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Looking forward to another great cooking class at the Mission. I took the historic cooking class with my daughter. It was fantastic!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Mission makes a great brief outing to get a taste of Floridian history. Admission for adults is $5, which permits the visitor to view a short video regarding the history of the area, view the artifacts inside the main building, and engage on a self-guided tour on the grounds. There are several living history actors that are extremely helpful... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Great place for educational outing. Pretty neat structures, a lot of hands on for the kiddos. Workers very well versed and courteous. Handicap accessible

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DeFuniak Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was surprisingl y interesting. Especially in regard to the history of Florida. It is more than being about the native Indians but about Florida history starting with St. Augustine and the effect the European presence had on the native Americans. Takes about two hours. Go on Saturday when they do the reenactments. Fun! There is a small fee but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Well done, the on site costumed staff brought the exhibit to life. Thoughtful staff at front desk, excellent gift shop.

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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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