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Mission San Luis de Apalachee

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Address: 2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
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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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Quiet place for a picnic

Perhaps not as exciting as other attractions in Tallahassee, this is a great place to visit to learn more about the history of the Tallahassee area and the Native Americans who... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perhaps not as exciting as other attractions in Tallahassee, this is a great place to visit to learn more about the history of the Tallahassee area and the Native Americans who were caught up in the onslaught of the white man's religion and sickness. The grounds are nicely landscaped with picnic benches and outdoor exhibits (council house, chapel, fort, forge,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is pretty amazing. I can't believe they only charge $5 to visit! The staff is friendly and the exhibits are definitely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part park, part museum, part reenactment... all of this makes it a great place to visit! I have taken many out of town visitors of all ages and have been there many times. Each time I see and learn new things. Easy to find, easy parking. I promise you will be impressed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was great, had a great intro video, then a guided tour. The employees were in era clothing, and had great presentations. There was a fun scavenger hunt for kids. The property was clean and the staff knowledgeable.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restoration/recreation of a Spanish settlement is worth the time to visit. Staffed by well-trained docents, it provides an amazing insight into Floirda's state history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historical tour! Very interesting summery of Spanish settlers in Florida, their problems, their food, their security etc. They could use more upgrades, and probably need to raise admission prices a bit to add to exhibits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After living in Tallahassee all my life, I finally made a trip to the mission. We had a business function in the rental facility, which was absolutely beautiful. Would be perfect for wedding receptions or other special events.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk into the 17th century at a beautiful location on a hill overlooking Florida's Capitol city Tallahassee. Reconstructed period buildings: chapel, small fort, governor's house, black smithy and extremely impressive huge round palm thatched roof council house this being the capitol for the Apalachee Indians of that period. Friendly costumed interpreters and demonstrations. Very easy walking around the complex, in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with what I learned while visiting the mission. The recreators were very well informed and they could transmit what they knew in a understandable way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story of the Apalachee is well told in this beautiful museum. Everything is well preserved and laid out; truly get a sense of Apalachee life with the Spanish. The volunteers in period costume were very knowledgeable in providing a sense of life at time. A must see.

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