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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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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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The Historic Williamsburg of Tallahassee

Step back in time to the 17th Century as you stroll through the reconstructed Spanish colonial settlement of Mission San Luis de Apalachee. For three generations Spanish... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Step back in time to the 17th Century as you stroll through the reconstructed Spanish colonial settlement of Mission San Luis de Apalachee. For three generations Spanish colonists and native Apalachee lived and worked side by side. The introductory film plays every half hour introducing the site and the careful archaeological research authenticating the re-created mission site. The Native structures... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Some of the best places are in your own backyard sometimes. We wanted to something different, but did not want to drive too far. Really large grounds that had many reconstructed buildings to get as authentic as they could. Had a lot of history which I never knew concerning the local Appalachee Indians and Spanish missionaries. Had to cut our... More 

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St. Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I was enrolled in the Native American History through Saint Leo and this was a "suggested" event...initially I was apprehensive, but it's definitely worth the time/effort/expense. You really get a feel for how people lived around 1656-1705.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was blown away by this place. Its rich in history and great for those visual people. This was a mission from the 1600-1700 when the Spaniards arrived. It shows how the Native American Indians co-existed with the Spaniards. We saw a kind of tea being made from the type plant that was used in 1600s. On this day, we... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a very nice museum with a knowledgeable staff. You will enjoy the indoor exhibits as well as the recreated village.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We left for the hurricane and went here. This was a beautiful mission and the workers took the time to interact with my daughter and take pictures. It was a great place for an educational trip.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My brother picked this out as a place to visit whilst we were on a road trip. I hadn't researched it so had no preconceived ideas. Well worth a visit in the area. The most impressive thing for me was the reconstructed Apalachee Civic Hall which really makes you rethink things. Far larger than I had imagined and impressive how... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place has so much history and the staff there dressed in clothing from that time period are very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great experience there and learned a lot. I think it's definitely a must do in Tallahassee and great for kids. Actually, I believe they were setting up for a wedding ceremony while we were leaving.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Wonderful historical Floridian landmark. Costumed hosts located throughout the property answering questions and giving descriptions of the life of the visitors and residents of the mission. Kudos to the attraction for giving free admission for hurricane Matthew evacuees!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The mission is set up as living history. The archeology museum is very interesting with many artifacts. The reconstruction of the indian dwellings, chapel and fort are fascinating made even more so by the living interpreters who are able to answer many questions. There are also demonstrations of skills. This is a great visit for children and school groups. Take... More 

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