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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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A budding Native American/early Spanish Williamsburg

Go on a nice weekend when there will likely be more living history interpreters. This is where the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Tallahassee, Florida
Nice program

Very historic place. Nice way to spend the afternoon. When they have a program going on, its even... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Tallahassee, 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 6 September 2017

Go on a nice weekend when there will likely be more living history interpreters. This is where the Apalachee Indians had an uneasy alliance with the Spanish in the 1600s before an English and Creek raid in 1704 scattered and wiped them out. The reproduction...More

3  Thank dougalderson
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Very historic place. Nice way to spend the afternoon. When they have a program going on, its even better. We built a teepee a few years ago. Campfire building was fun, too.

1  Thank A9316UQrobertar
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Be aware this is a living museum! You will find extremely knowledgeable residents who LOVE to talk. Is this bad? No not at all. You will learn a lot! The grounds are beautiful and the buildings are historical correct. This is a great place to...More

3  Thank sarahkathleen1
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Never new about the Apalache Indians before our visit. The history of them and how they learned to ledive with Spanish settlers. The museum has many artifacts from the period in which the Apalaches lived in the area. The visit was very rewarding and educational.

1  Thank amdfla
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I have played for special services on several occasions in the Church, which is a faithful recreation of the original structure--right down to the dirt floors! I have also performed several times in the Visitor's Center. The staff is welcoming and quite dedicated to educating...More

1  Thank flstateprof
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The people working here are very knowledgeable about the history, they dress the parts. A lot of walking so go early in the morning before it gets to hot. Your children will burn energy off here. Great for kids 10 and up to really understand...More

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place. So small to house so many people. Make you wonder how they did it. Life sure has changed.

1  Thank Wesley H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice. All buildings and structures were well kept and clean. After you experience a short movie and walk through a small museum, you head outside into the 1600s. All employees are dressed in authentic clothing and will take you back in time explaining and...More

1  Thank Meandmyfivekids
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were in Tallahassee for one night and a day and were looking for something to do. It was my husband, daughter (12) and myself. They have a nice little museum and a pretty good short film about the mission. The outdoor part of the...More

1  Thank georgiatraveler5
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Our family of six loved the mission! Our grandson is taking extra classes this summer at FSU so we got him off campus for sightseeing. This is a well run historical landmark. We were there on a Saturday. Plenty of friendly and helpful staff and...More

1  Thank wangsneg
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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.