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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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Be aware this is a living museum! You will find extremely knowledgeable residents who LOVE to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Eastern Shore, AL
Learning about our Native American culture in West Florida

Never new about the Apalache Indians before our visit. The history of them and how they learned to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jacksonville, 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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  • Average2%
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  • Terrible1%
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2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
+1 850-245-6406
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Be aware this is a living museum! You will find extremely knowledgeable residents who LOVE to talk. Is this bad? No not at all. You will learn a lot! The grounds are beautiful and the buildings are historical correct. This is a great place to...More

Thank sarahkathleen1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Never new about the Apalache Indians before our visit. The history of them and how they learned to ledive with Spanish settlers. The museum has many artifacts from the period in which the Apalaches lived in the area. The visit was very rewarding and educational.

Thank amdfla
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have played for special services on several occasions in the Church, which is a faithful recreation of the original structure--right down to the dirt floors! I have also performed several times in the Visitor's Center. The staff is welcoming and quite dedicated to educating...More

Thank flstateprof
Reviewed 1 week ago

The people working here are very knowledgeable about the history, they dress the parts. A lot of walking so go early in the morning before it gets to hot. Your children will burn energy off here. Great for kids 10 and up to really understand...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place. So small to house so many people. Make you wonder how they did it. Life sure has changed.

Thank Wesley H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice. All buildings and structures were well kept and clean. After you experience a short movie and walk through a small museum, you head outside into the 1600s. All employees are dressed in authentic clothing and will take you back in time explaining and...More

Thank Meandmyfivekids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Tallahassee for one night and a day and were looking for something to do. It was my husband, daughter (12) and myself. They have a nice little museum and a pretty good short film about the mission. The outdoor part of the...More

Thank georgiatraveler5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of six loved the mission! Our grandson is taking extra classes this summer at FSU so we got him off campus for sightseeing. This is a well run historical landmark. We were there on a Saturday. Plenty of friendly and helpful staff and...More

Thank wangsneg
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Mission San Luis is a living history museum that documents the life of early Spanish colonists and their interaction with the Native American populations. The large council house used for Native American gatherings and governance is amazing!

1  Thank J3682BLcharlottel
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A great place for class field trips. The field trips are interactive & engaging. The kids love watching the blacksmith make nails and have a great time in the huge teepee! It is always a fun trip to take with our second graders!!

Thank Faith K
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28 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.
5 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.