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“Historic recreation nicely done!”

Mission San Luis de Apalachee
Ranked #3 of 86 things to do in Tallahassee
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 14, 2009

I've been to historical recreations before and they were OK so I wasn't thinking that this wasn't going to be anything special but I really liked it. The buildings were very interesting--period thatched roofs on huge wooden buildings comprise the settlement. There is a fort and the grounds are beautiful. The interpreters were friendly and informative.

Before we went I was afraid the 4 year old was going to be bored but he was completely fascinated and had be dragged out at closing time! Allow at least an hour to see everything and you can bring a picnic lunch to further enjoy the day. (It's also close to the center of town and free with a suggested donation.) We'll definitely go back.

3  Thank Midwesterner007
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Reviewed August 13, 2008

My husband and I stopped by because he had never been before. We passed a few other visitors, but it wasn't very crowded (which was nice) . The huge chieftan's house is really a sight to see, and you can't beat the cost of admission, which was free. The day was nice, but hot, and walking shoes are a must. I would also recommend bringing water or food, which we did not do. They had a picnic area that would have been nice to use had we been more prepared.

3  Thank spunkymelos
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Reviewed May 25, 2008

At the Saturday Farmer's Market, there was a booth set up by the people from Mission San Luis. We got directions to the location and after a short drive arrived to find a Spanish mission recreated with exhibits and buildings from the 1590's. There are many costumed people recreating the period when the Spanish ruled Florida. A worthwhile stop while in the capital city.

5  Thank HCLBRK
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Reviewed September 21, 2017
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