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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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Great historical site

A great stop while in Tallahassee. Beautiful recreation of melded Apalachee and Spanish life in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
History of Spanish Missions in Florida

This was an excellent rendering of the history of the Spanish Mission system in Florida 1656 to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richard M
Naples, Florida, United States
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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 yesterday

A great stop while in Tallahassee. Beautiful recreation of melded Apalachee and Spanish life in the early settlement of Florida. Meticulously recreated structures and informed, ingauging reenactors make history come alive. This is a worthwhile stop for any visitor to the state capital.

Thank smokeyjoe01
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an excellent rendering of the history of the Spanish Mission system in Florida 1656 to 1704. The mission today replicates the life of the Spanish missionaries and the Apalachee indian village where it was located. Archeological discoveries are exhibited and the docents give...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this informative and historical museum- filled with interactive exhibits and multimedia presentations. I rate this is the BEST thing to see or do in the area! They offer indoor and outdoor exhibits that are first class with very personable and knowledgeable presenters.

Thank E8295UFdeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this beautiful museum and park now for the second time. The story of the Apalachee and the Spanish and British battle for the spiritual and physical conquest of Northern Florida is so well told. Super friendly and helpful reception staff guided...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a mission with authentic buildings as you can find them in Arizona, for example. Everything is reconstructed. Very impressive, however, is the huge remodeled council house. Worth to visit if you are in the area anyway.

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As Californians, checking out old missions is almost a requirement. So when we went to see Mission San Luis, we were basically expecting to see some crumbling adobe and a gift shop. Wow, were we surprised! The grounds had a wooden fort, Spanish period buildings...More

Thank Choguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Mission San Luis de Apalachee on the drive home, as more of an unplanned side visit. We weren't disappointed, and I wish we had more time to see everything. When you arrive, you start in the first building next to the parking lot....More

Thank dm2cmas
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mission San Luis de Apalachee is great for a family outing! Lovely path through the wooded park and water views.

Thank Harriet R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

History comes to life here. You can talk with individuals fulfilling the roles of Spanish settlers and soldiers in this panhandle section of Florida. The history of the Native Americans (Apalachee) and their interaction with the settlers in this area is illustrated in the indoor...More

Thank Rozmova5
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Special event: Mother's Day tea luncheon. Held in elegant ballroom. Delicacies. Very special. Reasonably priced - including admission for touring. Touring following. Amazing. Interpreters are full of knowledge.

Thank Frances T
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How long does it take to tour? Is there restaurants in the aea?
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.
Is there an onsite restaurant? Are the people depicting the living history there every day, or just on Sat?
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.