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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

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Address: 2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
Phone Number: +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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Wonderful historical Floridian landmark. Costumed hosts located throughout the property answering questions and giving descriptions of the life of the visitors and residents of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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Miami
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We absolutely loved our visit to Mission San Luis. It is so interesting to see the living history and try your hand at some of it (write with a quill, see how they cooked, visit the fort...) Great, great way to spend the day. Bring your kids, all ages.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We really enjoyed this living history museum. There are actual archeological artifacts inside. The man that worked the counter in the gift shop stated it would only take about an hour to see everything. He was mistaken. At least for us. We took our time. We talked to the people at the council house, and Spanish house. We spent a... More 

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Thank islandgirl0719
Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The museum presents a compelling story of the early history of European settlement in Florida and its impact on the region's native tribes through living exhibits and recreations of archaeological finds. The grounds and building are beautiful, and are a perfect venue for events such as weddings as well.

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Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This re-creation of an old Spanish mission is located on the exact site of the original one. There are several reconstructed buildings mirroring authentic structures of the period. The Apalachee Indians were native to the area, but were killed or driven off about 300 years ago. This history is well told at the Mission. Guides in period costumes provide background... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

So much fun with small children or for anyone who enjoys living history exhibits. The mission has all kinds of events during the year. When we went, they had and archery demonstration that kids could participate in, campfire cooking, and woodworking. Really educational and lots of fun. Will return!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This site is extremely well funded so it is able to illustrate the history of both the Apalachee people, who have since moved on to Louisiana after being decimated by the slave raids that destroyed the original site, and the history of the Spanish mission system of northern Florida, all of which were annihilated by English and Indian raiders in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here while in Tally. If you enjoy any type of history I would recommend. If your visiting during the summer make sure to go in the morning. The state of Florida has done a great job of building replicas from the mission. The staff on hand was extremely knowledgeable and at no time did we feel rushed or... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great family activity with excellent Spanish and native American reconstruction and year round programs, many being inter-active. Beautiful site with contemporary facilities. Staff very informative and interesting. Good stuff for children of all ages. Very significant site as it relates to early North American history.

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