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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
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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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Thanksgiving 2016 camping trip to Northern Florida

Beautiful!! I loved everything: the Museum, the movie presentation, the men and women portraying the early settlers at The Mission. My teenage son love it, as did my wife. Thanks... read more

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Alvaro S
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful!! I loved everything: the Museum, the movie presentation, the men and women portraying the early settlers at The Mission. My teenage son love it, as did my wife. Thanks to all for been so kind and helpful with our questions. I most definitely recommend visiting this beautiful and educational place.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Mission before a Florida State Football game and were very impressed. The dedicated reenactors are a wealth of knowledge. They will educate you all about the Mission and culture during this Mission's brief, but significant period in Florida's history. The reconstructed buildings resemble the original structures to the tee. Even if you're not a history enthusiast,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes you can time travel....go to the Mission San Luis in Tallahassee, Florida and go back in time .... learn about the Florida of 1700's where Indians and Spanish people lived together. The staff is in period dress and there are many hands on exhibits. A great experience for the whole family. Bring your walking shoes!

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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Step back in time to the 17th Century as you stroll through the reconstructed Spanish colonial settlement of Mission San Luis de Apalachee. For three generations Spanish colonists and native Apalachee lived and worked side by side. The introductory film plays every half hour introducing the site and the careful archaeological research authenticating the re-created mission site. The Native structures... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the best places are in your own backyard sometimes. We wanted to something different, but did not want to drive too far. Really large grounds that had many reconstructed buildings to get as authentic as they could. Had a lot of history which I never knew concerning the local Appalachee Indians and Spanish missionaries. Had to cut our... More 

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St. Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was enrolled in the Native American History through Saint Leo and this was a "suggested" event...initially I was apprehensive, but it's definitely worth the time/effort/expense. You really get a feel for how people lived around 1656-1705.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was blown away by this place. Its rich in history and great for those visual people. This was a mission from the 1600-1700 when the Spaniards arrived. It shows how the Native American Indians co-existed with the Spaniards. We saw a kind of tea being made from the type plant that was used in 1600s. On this day, we... More 

Bedford, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a very nice museum with a knowledgeable staff. You will enjoy the indoor exhibits as well as the recreated village.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We left for the hurricane and went here. This was a beautiful mission and the workers took the time to interact with my daughter and take pictures. It was a great place for an educational trip.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My brother picked this out as a place to visit whilst we were on a road trip. I hadn't researched it so had no preconceived ideas. Well worth a visit in the area. The most impressive thing for me was the reconstructed Apalachee Civic Hall which really makes you rethink things. Far larger than I had imagined and impressive how... More 

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