Mission San Luis de Apalachee

Mission San Luis de Apalachee, Tallahassee: Hours, Address, Mission San Luis de Apalachee Reviews: 4.5/5

Mission San Luis de Apalachee

Mission San Luis de Apalachee
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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K B
St. Augustine, FL28 contributions
Fun and Educational!
Jun 2021
Everyone in my family enjoyed this stop on our trip. Our boys who are 10 and 7 loved getting to help the blacksmith in his shop.
Written July 6, 2021
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Noel78
Florida450 contributions
Outdoor living history museum impresses
May 2021
With a two hour visit to this outdoor living history museum, you will learn a great deal about the Apalachee, the indigenous people of Tallahassee, and arrival of the Spanish missions in northern Florida. This museum was merely an archeological dig some 30 years go, and now with its recreated buildings, it is a national historic landmark. Certainly, the most impressive is the Council Hall reconstruction, a domed structure of large pine logs and native thatching. Costumed guides on the property reenact the lives of true historic characters, and it adds a lot to the experience. There was also a blacksmith working on the property who was explaining his craft. Inside the main building, there is an introductory movie and a fantastic gallery of art and artifacts. On a beautiful May day, this was a great experience and a wonderful way to learn about the past. Recommended.
Written May 31, 2021
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roving
3 contributions
History comes alive!
Oct 2019
Great place to learn and understand Apalachee Native American history. The archaeology is well conceived and presented to lay people as well as more deeply available to trained or avid students of archaeology. The living history events are especially interesting. Place for everyone.
Written March 5, 2020
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Barb S
Crossville, TN5 contributions
Beautiful mission
Feb 2020 • Couples
The location of the mission restoration and the museum are both beautiful. The "in costume" guides were very well informed. Nice stop.

Also, the mission is pet friendly. We didn't know this so we left the dogs in the car.
Written February 20, 2020
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Sue N
Pittsburgh, PA487 contributions
It is a reconstruction
Feb 2020
The docents were good in presenting what life may have been like back in the 1600s. The artifacts helped to have a better understanding of how two different worlds lived side by side.
Written February 17, 2020
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WillbUsa
Tallahassee, FL29 contributions
Favorite escape in town
Dec 2019 • Family
We're members and visit the mission regularly. Special events are lots of fun. Fascinating story of blending Spanish and native Apalachee culture and living together. Great reconstruction of key buildings and living history reinactors add depth and accessibility to the storytelling. Great outting for a half day
Written January 12, 2020
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mirdob
Nashville, TN677 contributions
Sunday morning in Tallahassee
Dec 2019 • Couples
Very interesting place to visit. Specially for visitors driving through Tallahassee and decide to stop on beautiful Sunday morning and relax learning a part of history of our country. It appears well run place. This weekend was Native American Festival on property what make our visit more enjoyable. Also, we learned today that Apalachee are not recognized by Federal Government what made us sad.
Written December 15, 2019
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SantanaReshea
Florida325 contributions
Very quiet place to take a stroll
Nov 2019 • Family
When I first moved to Tallahassee area my family went to Mission San Luis. We got the passes for members. That is a large part of w hhy I will go back. It really wasn't as we expected. Don't get me wrong it was a very beautiful place. A stroll down memory lane... there's a lot of history here, but there's not a lot to do. My kids became bored quickly. They told me it was dog friendly but I never saw ityb posted or never saw any other pets. We didn't take ours but I'm going to call to double check and start taking him out tere for the long, relaxing walks there. It's really like a secluded trail with buildings to tour. There was a guy making nails and other things with iron I believe. That was the most excitement we had and we were just intrigued at the old fashioned method used. This is awesome place to get a quiet walk in. Maybe sit and read a book on the lawn. There's a huge teepee which maybe the wrong phrase but that was pretty cool. Nothing at all on the inside but logs on the ground but you see a piece of history. I'll go back alone or even better with my dog for a long walk.
Written November 16, 2019
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Ken
7 contributions
A multi-acre property that looks at the history of the area.
Nov 2019
You'll learn about the natives and settlers of the panhandle of Florida. Walking distance from the FSU campus.
Written November 12, 2019
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Buenita L
Tallahassee, FL30 contributions
Reception
Mar 2019 • Business
Excellent space for dining. University caterers. Plenty of parking. Night lights inviting quiet elegance. Sponsor was elated at decorations. Participants commented on lovely restroom decorum.
Written November 6, 2019
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Mission San Luis de Apalachee is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM