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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
+1 850-245-6406
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They Really Should Charge More

What started as a time-filler ended up being one of the highlights of our entire trip. To start... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Miami, Florida
Finally decided to check this out - Such a great decision!

I had driven past the gates to this site untold times visiting my children over the past 8 years at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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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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2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
+1 850-245-6406
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What started as a time-filler ended up being one of the highlights of our entire trip. To start off, their entrance fee is only $5, so that was worrisome for us because it made us think that it was going to be just an OK....More

Thank Roadtripist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had driven past the gates to this site untold times visiting my children over the past 8 years at FSU. Finally, on a day with a few free hours we drove up to see what it was all about. What we discovered was awesomeness....More

Thank sjhokie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned about the indigenous people who lived here, history from the Spanish missions, all in an area I didn't know previously existed. There is a park with trails, a lake, theatre, museum, more!

Thank jeanadrienne
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had some available time so we took a short drive out to the Mission. It is close to downtown. The grounds and visitors center are in great condition. There are people around the site dressed in costume to provide a historical perspective on the...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

When you first walk into the sprawling visitor's center, you're greeted warmly and given a useful map for the excursion. Cleverly recreated buildings, friendly guides, and helpful assistants furnish a truly unique experience in an intriguing reproduction of the old mission life. There's a spot...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Mission San Luis for the first time yesterday for the Blessing of Animals event. Very interesting place. Took our pet to be blessed and enjoyed walking around and learning the history. They had pet adoptions going on there as well as other activities. Since...More

1  Thank Figment51
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This was actually across the street where my son is staying while he's in college. We went inside to learn a little history. My 8 year old daughter and I were very interested but my 18 year old son was not as fascinated as we...More

1  Thank lourdesbr123
Reviewed 7 September 2017

if visiting or living in Tallahassee, your knowledge of town will not be complete without a visit to this historically recreated Indian-Spanish mission site. If you are fortunate you will be able to visit when re-enactments are being performed by volunteers. if you have family...More

1  Thank Marilyn T
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Mission San Luis de Apalachee predates the establishment of first California mission by more than 50 years. Because the Spanish and Indians living at the mission site could not successfully defend the mission against the English attacking from Georgia and the Carolinas the Spanish and...More

2  Thank Edsopinion
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a very impressive reconstruction of what the mission must have looked like. it is particularly good to go there on a day when they are having one of their events, with lots of docents and interpreters. The blessing of the animals day for...More

1  Thank Jim C
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27 March 2017|
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Response from mdfloyd322 | Reviewed this property |
We stopped at everything, talked at length to the docents and watched the movie. We were there a little over three hours.
4 August 2015|
Response from islandgirl0719 | Reviewed this property |
There are no restaurants on site. There is a gift shop with snacks. There are several restaurants within a one mile radius. There is a Columbian Restaurant within walking distance.