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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 must see by visitors & residents

A Spanish Franciscan mission built in1633 in the Florida Panhandle 2 miles west of the present... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janet N
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Tallahassee, Florida
A Community of Spaniards and Apalachee Indians

Mission San Luis was a vibrant community of Spanish and native Americans who lived in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Claude K
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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
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"council house"
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"living history"
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"reconstructed buildings"
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"period costume"
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"blacksmith shop"
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"spanish settlers"
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"indoor museum"
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"re enactors"
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"meeting house"
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"great history lesson"
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"short movie"
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"early settlement"
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"spanish village"
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"small museum"
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"costumed interpreters"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A Spanish Franciscan mission built in1633 in the Florida Panhandle 2 miles west of the present Capitol Bldg. There's lots to see inside and out. A must see.

Thank Janet N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mission San Luis was a vibrant community of Spanish and native Americans who lived in the Tallahassee area prior to the invasion of the English and their Creek allies in 1704. They successfully destroyed the mission system throughout Florida. The local Indians here fled towards...More

Thank Claude K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have a 7 and 10 year old and this adventure was wonderful. If you haven't visited, then you need to at least once. Great history lesson and my kids were able to participate in making a nail with a blacksmith. That was awesome! Overall,...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Awesome 4th grade field trip! We drove 2 hrs to visit local museums. Other than it being a little hot out, we all enjoyed the history and the lessons learned. Staff did an excellent job being in character. Will definitely visit again!

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Although little remains of the Mission the reconstructed buildings, together with the costumed players/guides located in each location, brought the history to life and allowed me to easily visualize the Mission as it was.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Having lived in Tallahassee in the 70's, I was simply stunned at Mission San Luis which opened after I left. Visiting for the day, this was a totally unexpected surprise. Very well done recreations and fascinating history lesson.

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

This place was a big surprise for all of us!! We did not expect it to be so big and well presented. The Apalachee Tribe Meeting House is truly remarkable in size and in the finished product. The archeological findings are explained in the outdoor...More

1  Thank brendaandjoeh
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to spend the afternoon. The property is beautiful and extremely well kept. Spent a lovely afternoon walking and learning about the Mission. Very educational!

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

This is how taxpayer money should be spent!Beautiful grounds,intelligent staff who stay in character at their different stations,and a very well maintained facility.If you have 2-3 hours to spare in Tally,and even remotely appreciate history,this is the place to go.

Thank sadie601
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

We learned a lot about the people who lived here in the 1600-1700's, mostly thanks to the incredible staff who couldn't do enough to help us. We got here rather late in the day, with only about 45 minutes left before closing. You need at...More

Thank jim g
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Charles M
March 4, 2018|
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Response from sunshine_traveler57 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee is $5. $3 for age 65+
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devotedsister8
March 27, 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.
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BetsyMig
August 4, 2015|
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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.
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