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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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Interesting and informative

A recreated Spanish colonial era town. Docents are dressed in period clothing and seemed well... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
It was really more than I expected!

You drive in and see a modern building with beautiful wooden doors. I expected a museum inside but... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Alexandria Bay, New York
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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 23 April 2017

A recreated Spanish colonial era town. Docents are dressed in period clothing and seemed well informed. The blacksmith can actually make items. Allow about two hours for a full, unhurried walkabout. Note it is mostly an outdoor setup, so don't go on a rainy day....More

1  Thank spssorg1
Reviewed 21 April 2017

You drive in and see a modern building with beautiful wooden doors. I expected a museum inside but when you walk thru the doors out back you come into another era of life. There is a giant hut with a gentleman inside in period clothes,...More

1  Thank SusanRVer
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the living history at Mission San Luis. The museum and building are quite impressive and a good look at life in Tallahassee way back when. The class enjoyed for 1-2 hours.

1  Thank Christine G
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

When my wife suggested we visit the mission, i was underwhelmed but agreed. As usual, she was totally right - this place is fantastic. Easy to find, loads of parking and cheap admission. The sight is huge and the components are linked by excellent paths....More

1  Thank sgdh
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Mission San Luis is well worth a stop and you should plan to spend a couple of hours. I paid ($5 - cheap) and walked through the artifact museum and went outside. They were setting up for a wedding or something like that. The grounds...More

2  Thank 2BEis2SKI
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Portions of Mission San Luis has been reconstructed. There are large buildings and Indian structures. There were people in the buildings to explain what life was during the period the mission was active. There is an indoor museum including relics and art that were in...More

1  Thank WanderingWolffie
Reviewed 11 April 2017

In the past two years, while traveling through Tallahassee, I've attempted to stop and visit the museum but I would always show up at the wrong time (wrong day or after visiting hours). My wife and I were visiting Tallahassee with a group of people...More

2  Thank tmwright44
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at the mission. Staff was great and the price was definitely a great deal. Stayed 2 hours but could spend more. We will go back again

1  Thank share b
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

A good walk through history. We entered and found a giant meeting hall with an interpreter dressed for the period explaining how it was used. Walking around the grounds we met a fryer who explained about the church and two soldiers guarding the fort and...More

1  Thank Janet B
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Reconstructed Native village and several buildings associated with a 16th century Spanish mission. Period-clad docents deliver short history lessons and answer questions for visitors as they take a carnival-style tour. Main bldg contains small museum, giftshop and theater where shortfilm is shown depicting the history...More

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How long does it take to tour? Is there restaurants in the aea?
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.
Is there an onsite restaurant? Are the people depicting the living history there every day, or just on Sat?
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.