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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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Low key, very educational, very helpful staff

We learned a lot about the people who lived here in the 1600-1700's, mostly thanks to the... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
jim g
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Lake Mary, Florida
Cool Reenactment/ Great Value/ Time Your Visit

This “living” museum creates a setting that allows you to understand and appreciate (at least a... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Twila K
,
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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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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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

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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

This “living” museum creates a setting that allows you to understand and appreciate (at least a bit) what it was to live near a Spanish/ Apalachee mission in the late 1600’s. The presenters, who were spread across the grounds, did an amazing job of staying...More

Thank Twila K
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Great time with my oldest son when he was at FSU. Great history lesson about the Spanish in FL. Period actors were wonderful and very informative.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Beautiful and full of history The friar was most delightful. Museum and guest center well done. Archeology did current excavating

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Mission San Luis has reconstructed buildings which really bring to life the lives of the Apalachee tribe and the Spaniards -- soldiers, their families, priests, traders -- who lived in north west Florida centuries ago. There's a small but very good museum with real artifacts...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

We had a wonderful tour of this mission with period characters explaining everything about the area. I would suggest finding out when the tours are available as the docents and re-creators were excellent!

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been meaning to go visit for awhile, but the weather was finally good enough to get us there. Wow! My family travels a good bit and this is a wonderful living museum and a great price. If you’ve been to Colonial Williamsburg, then this...More

1  Thank Sara W
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

Lots of historical options but also some open spaces for the kids to run. Nearby city park with playground. Great way to spend a sunny or cloudy day.

Thank Keith R
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

You just step back in time and understand a little bit of Tallahassee history and impact of the Europeans had on the local inhabitants. We have a volunteer take us through a number of the buildings and he was informed and played the role to...More

1  Thank Mork001
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

I was very pleasantly surprised at this museum of early Tallahassee history. While I have lived here for quite a while this experience of walking through our early American and Spanish Explorers way of living was presented in a factual way through the exhibits. We...More

Thank Doug K
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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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