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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

2100 W Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304
850-245-6406
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Ranked #6 of 42 Attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wedding reception was here and the grounds were beautiful. Very spacious, room for about 100 cars (I think). Downside is if you have over 100 guests you must get valet (which costs over $600)

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The reconstructions of the fort, barn and indian communal gathering house are huge affairs worthy of admiration. The 15 minute filmshow was also very informative and both the period re-enactors' and shop staff were very friendly. We arrived an hour before closing and managed to see everything but I would recommend closer to two hours to enable you to take... More

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a nice place to visit for anyone. It's really interesting to see the history involved and to watch the re-enactors. There is even a fort inside where you can walk around and see the items they used on a daily basis.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

good piece of spanish history in the FL panhandle. 10-15 min drive frown downtown tally. a good recreation of how life would have been back then. makes you appreciate what you have today.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The first Saturday has programs for children, the third Saturday they shoot black powder muskets and the cannon. Great place to learn about history.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There are people in period dress and they try and stay in form and answer any questions you may have about the time period. Ladies cook over open fires for the lady in the big house which would be the. At the blacksmith shop they teach you about making nails amongst other things. They also have a summer and winter... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nice to see the recreated buildings of the past; some of the docents were very informative. Nice, well-kept grounds. Good gift shop and education areas.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Its a nice little mission that has been well restored. Check the calendar for events otherwise its just a building and a gift shop. There is a walking tour you can take out back and museuem items in the mission.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I took my grandson for an educational visit to Mission San Luis de Apalachee. I was quite surprised to see all the archaeological work and careful attention to detail that has been put into reconstructing the home of the Apalachee Indians from 1656-1704. Great strides were taken to build the exhibits according to the locations and dimensions contained in old... More

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A wonderful archeological site. They have preserved the mission site and created a living museum. They are committed to recreating the site to highlight the native treasures. It is a must stop in Tallahassee.

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