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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
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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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Getting in touch with local history.

Great family activity with excellent Spanish and native American reconstruction and year round programs, many being inter-active. Beautiful site with contemporary facilities... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jim D
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Tallahasssee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The volunteer interpreters are impressive and the historical surroundings are beautiful. A great opportunity to teach children. A great place for adults to rediscover history. And if shopping is a must, there a terrific gift shop! Something everyone.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Tallahassee MUST SEE. On site of an actual Appalachee/Spanish village, the history and re enactors are wonderful.

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited and the introduction video helped put the entire site into perspective. We enjoyed walking through the Community Tent and having the presenters talk as in the character of the Apalachee Chief's daughter and Spanish settler. The blacksmith was working the metal showing a family how to start a fire with flint and steel. The fort was a well done... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This was probably my fifth trip and it is always mixed. It is worth coming but especially when they have events. Mostly it is a living history museum for early Spanish Florida but it largely overlooks the Apalachee and the damage done by the Spanish. The council house (reproduction) is worth the trip, though, all by itself.

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