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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

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Address: 2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
Phone Number: 850-245-6406
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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I thought I was back in California

This re-creation of an old Spanish mission is located on the exact site of the original one. There are several reconstructed buildings mirroring authentic structures of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Dothan, Alabama
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Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This re-creation of an old Spanish mission is located on the exact site of the original one. There are several reconstructed buildings mirroring authentic structures of the period. The Apalachee Indians were native to the area, but were killed or driven off about 300 years ago. This history is well told at the Mission. Guides in period costumes provide background... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun with small children or for anyone who enjoys living history exhibits. The mission has all kinds of events during the year. When we went, they had and archery demonstration that kids could participate in, campfire cooking, and woodworking. Really educational and lots of fun. Will return!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is extremely well funded so it is able to illustrate the history of both the Apalachee people, who have since moved on to Louisiana after being decimated by the slave raids that destroyed the original site, and the history of the Spanish mission system of northern Florida, all of which were annihilated by English and Indian raiders in... More 

Thank John T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here while in Tally. If you enjoy any type of history I would recommend. If your visiting during the summer make sure to go in the morning. The state of Florida has done a great job of building replicas from the mission. The staff on hand was extremely knowledgeable and at no time did we feel rushed or... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Great family activity with excellent Spanish and native American reconstruction and year round programs, many being inter-active. Beautiful site with contemporary facilities. Staff very informative and interesting. Good stuff for children of all ages. Very significant site as it relates to early North American history.

Thank Jim D
Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Educational, interactive, amazingly knowledgeable tour guides who make the experience highly enjoyable especially for the low cost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Mission San Luis is a marvelous venue for discovery of how the native Floridians once lived. This historic spot has changed in appearance from that of a lowly guinea fowl to that of a princely peacock in the 65 years since my husband once lived there in a still standing white wooden house. He found treasure troves of arrow heads,... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Took my kids with their friends ranging in age from 10 to 14. Thought we would see this for an hour and then they would be board and want to go on to the movie. It was time to go to the movie and all 5 asked to stay. It was great. The kids became involved in the work of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I recommend you check this park out with your grandkids or explore it yourself with a friend for a leisurely stroll through the past. My one suggestion would be to wait until the Fall or go in the cooler months. You do walk as you explore and it is very hot and humid in Florida during the summer months. I... More 

Thank Toni Joy E
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Fantastic place; the place to take out-of-town visitors. Their special events are always great! The gift shop is a wonderful place to find an unusual gift for a special someone.

Thank Mary B

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