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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
+1 850-245-6406
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Nice ballrooms

I went to a reception here at one the ballrooms and was pleasantly surprised. I didn't know they... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Deidre K
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Informative step back in time

Take a stroll and immerse yourself into the surroundings. Look back on the past with volunteer... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
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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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2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
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"council house"
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"living history"
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"reconstructed buildings"
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"blacksmith shop"
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"period costume"
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"re enactors"
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"spanish settlers"
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"meeting house"
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"great history lesson"
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"short movie"
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"early settlement"
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"spanish village"
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I went to a reception here at one the ballrooms and was pleasantly surprised. I didn't know they offered such a nice area like that at San Luis.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Take a stroll and immerse yourself into the surroundings. Look back on the past with volunteer players interacting historically with each other and you. Feel free to ask questions and learn what is was like in Florida's past.

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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful venue and everything went perfect! We couldn’t fit everyone in our home and this was a great place where even the little ones could run around a bit without getting in to anything!

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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Great outing for the girls and I. They learned about some of the original inhabitants of Florida as well as the early Spanish settlers. Great interactive information from the volunteers. The blacksmith and apprentices were great.

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

I visited the Mission with my 6 grandchildren, ages 6 to 14 and we all really enjoyed our time as we learned much about this Spanish and Apalachee settlement and how the two cultures coexisted. We enjoyed listening to the docents who were dressed in...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2018

From 1656 to 1704, San Luis served as the principal village of the Apalachees and was the Spaniards' westernmost military, religious, and administrative capital. This is a wonderful presentation of how the Spaniards and the Apalachee Indians lived in the same community. The grounds are...More

Thank Denise V
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

A Spanish Franciscan mission built in1633 in the Florida Panhandle 2 miles west of the present Capitol Bldg. There's lots to see inside and out. A must see.

Thank Janet N
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Mission San Luis was a vibrant community of Spanish and native Americans who lived in the Tallahassee area prior to the invasion of the English and their Creek allies in 1704. They successfully destroyed the mission system throughout Florida. The local Indians here fled towards...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

We have a 7 and 10 year old and this adventure was wonderful. If you haven't visited, then you need to at least once. Great history lesson and my kids were able to participate in making a nail with a blacksmith. That was awesome! Overall,...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Awesome 4th grade field trip! We drove 2 hrs to visit local museums. Other than it being a little hot out, we all enjoyed the history and the lessons learned. Staff did an excellent job being in character. Will definitely visit again!

Thank Michelle M
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Charles M
March 4, 2018|
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Response from sunshine_traveler57 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee is $5. $3 for age 65+
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devotedsister8
March 27, 2017|
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Response from mdfloyd322 | Reviewed this property |
We stopped at everything, talked at length to the docents and watched the movie. We were there a little over three hours.
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BetsyMig
August 4, 2015|
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Response from Paula T | Reviewed this property |
There are no restaurants on site. There is a gift shop with snacks. There are several restaurants within a one mile radius. There is a Columbian Restaurant within walking distance.
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