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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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Florida History

I learned about the indigenous people who lived here, history from the Spanish missions, all in an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Blairsville, Georgia
Very historic site with great info about the mission times

We had some available time so we took a short drive out to the Mission. It is close to downtown... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard G
Punta Gorda, 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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“living history” (19 reviews)
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2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
+1 850-245-6406
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Reviewed yesterday

I learned about the indigenous people who lived here, history from the Spanish missions, all in an area I didn't know previously existed. There is a park with trails, a lake, theatre, museum, more!

Thank jeanadrienne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some available time so we took a short drive out to the Mission. It is close to downtown. The grounds and visitors center are in great condition. There are people around the site dressed in costume to provide a historical perspective on the...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

When you first walk into the sprawling visitor's center, you're greeted warmly and given a useful map for the excursion. Cleverly recreated buildings, friendly guides, and helpful assistants furnish a truly unique experience in an intriguing reproduction of the old mission life. There's a spot...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Mission San Luis for the first time yesterday for the Blessing of Animals event. Very interesting place. Took our pet to be blessed and enjoyed walking around and learning the history. They had pet adoptions going on there as well as other activities. Since...More

1  Thank Figment51
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This was actually across the street where my son is staying while he's in college. We went inside to learn a little history. My 8 year old daughter and I were very interested but my 18 year old son was not as fascinated as we...More

1  Thank lourdesbr123
Reviewed 8 September 2017

if visiting or living in Tallahassee, your knowledge of town will not be complete without a visit to this historically recreated Indian-Spanish mission site. If you are fortunate you will be able to visit when re-enactments are being performed by volunteers. if you have family...More

1  Thank Marilyn T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Mission San Luis de Apalachee predates the establishment of first California mission by more than 50 years. Because the Spanish and Indians living at the mission site could not successfully defend the mission against the English attacking from Georgia and the Carolinas the Spanish and...More

2  Thank Edsopinion
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a very impressive reconstruction of what the mission must have looked like. it is particularly good to go there on a day when they are having one of their events, with lots of docents and interpreters. The blessing of the animals day for...More

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Go on a nice weekend when there will likely be more living history interpreters. This is where the Apalachee Indians had an uneasy alliance with the Spanish in the 1600s before an English and Creek raid in 1704 scattered and wiped them out. The reproduction...More

2  Thank dougalderson
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Very historic place. Nice way to spend the afternoon. When they have a program going on, its even better. We built a teepee a few years ago. Campfire building was fun, too.

1  Thank A9316UQrobertar
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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.