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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

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Address: 2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
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+1 850-245-6406
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Great for a family outing!

Mission San Luis de Apalachee is great for a family outing! Lovely path through the wooded park and water views.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mission San Luis de Apalachee is great for a family outing! Lovely path through the wooded park and water views.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

History comes to life here. You can talk with individuals fulfilling the roles of Spanish settlers and soldiers in this panhandle section of Florida. The history of the Native Americans (Apalachee) and their interaction with the settlers in this area is illustrated in the indoor museum. The huge Council House built without nails, modeled after the constructions made by the... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Special event: Mother's Day tea luncheon. Held in elegant ballroom. Delicacies. Very special. Reasonably priced - including admission for touring. Touring following. Amazing. Interpreters are full of knowledge.

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited San Luis Mission with .friends. It is a wonderful place for anyone interested in Florida history, and for those looking for a nice and very peaceful place. The site recreates several of the structures built by the Apalachee natives and the Spanish missionaries back in the 16th Century. The restorations and the grounds are very well maintained. A brief... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A recreated Spanish colonial era town. Docents are dressed in period clothing and seemed well informed. The blacksmith can actually make items. Allow about two hours for a full, unhurried walkabout. Note it is mostly an outdoor setup, so don't go on a rainy day. I came away better informed about the era and Florida history in general.

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You drive in and see a modern building with beautiful wooden doors. I expected a museum inside but when you walk thru the doors out back you come into another era of life. There is a giant hut with a gentleman inside in period clothes, explaining what it was used for and what went on there. There are a number... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the living history at Mission San Luis. The museum and building are quite impressive and a good look at life in Tallahassee way back when. The class enjoyed for 1-2 hours.

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When my wife suggested we visit the mission, i was underwhelmed but agreed. As usual, she was totally right - this place is fantastic. Easy to find, loads of parking and cheap admission. The sight is huge and the components are linked by excellent paths. The Council building is fantastic and the staff, in period costume, are really knowledgeable and... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

Mission San Luis is well worth a stop and you should plan to spend a couple of hours. I paid ($5 - cheap) and walked through the artifact museum and went outside. They were setting up for a wedding or something like that. The grounds are very expansive. There is a sidewalk trail through most of the Mission with signage... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

Portions of Mission San Luis has been reconstructed. There are large buildings and Indian structures. There were people in the buildings to explain what life was during the period the mission was active. There is an indoor museum including relics and art that were in the church. Most of museum is outside.

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