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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

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Address: 2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
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+1 850-245-6406
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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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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History come to life...

I go pretty often as the characters change and its so interesting to talk with the people at the mission. They relate their stories of the time and are very knowledgeable when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Shelley R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I go pretty often as the characters change and its so interesting to talk with the people at the mission. They relate their stories of the time and are very knowledgeable when asked questions. My davorite person is the young blacksmith. He's been there everytime and never fails to entertain.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to take a family and learn about local traditions before the Spanish and after. This area of Florida had many people who inhabited it's hills and hollows.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I frequently visit Mission San Luis as a local tour guide. My student groups enjoy a wonderful experience at the site. The docents do an excellent job of explaining the significance of the site and the role the settlement played in the late 1600's.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'd not been to Tallahassee in decades and didn't know anything about the Mission. Friends took us there and I can't recommend it highly enough. There is a nice small museum in the main building, as well as a short video explaining the area and mission's history. Each of the difference buildings had experts, the main Indian lodge, the friar's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The park next to the mission is a lovely, quiet place to visit, sit and just relax (assuming you visit prior to or after mosquito seasons). From the parking lot there is a charming bridge that leads across the lake to the far side, with beautiful views of the lake as you cross. The park has some swings and play... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Funny that as a Tallahassee native, I had never really experienced the Mission San Luis... now that I have children, I have gone several times on field trips and as a family day. Although it is beautiful no matter when you visit, go on a day when the reenactment actors are there to share their crafts and stories of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan on at least an hour to 90 minutes. Though there are not many structures they are spread out allowing for a nice stroll along the paved walkways. But what really will take up your time is the conversation. The interpreters are extremely knowledgeable and patiently answer even the most inane question. So ask away and delve deeper into the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This historic village is so beautifully perched on a vast land and has several small areas to visit and explore . There is an old church, Friar's cottage, blacksmith shop, Apalachee council house and a Spanish cottage and each of these stations has a person dressed as in early 1700s time, and they give a brief account of the life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this site during Christmas break. It was quiet, but still worth seeing. Don't miss the introductory film. We walked around the area and found the staff to be very knowledgeable. Great gift shop, too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Touring in late December can be difficult as attractions are closed or poorly staffed. We visited the Mission and there were not many tourists. But there were plenty of interpreters who were willing to speak with us at length. Like having a private tour. The chickens eating dandelion weeds were charming. Fort construction was new to us. The "friar" could... More 

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