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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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+1 850-245-6406
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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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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The sky was overcast & the weather was drizzly. So we were trying to come up with something to do. Stumbled on this place. It is interesting, and the people who reenact the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sky was overcast & the weather was drizzly. So we were trying to come up with something to do. Stumbled on this place. It is interesting, and the people who reenact the roles of those that would have been present for this way of living and community dwelling, represented well and were able to answer any questions about it.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to learn about the Indians and Spanish. Would have liked a few more reenactors, but we were there on a Tuesday, so not a peak day. Those we talked to very interesting.

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Thank Dianne S
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's so many educational activities and reenactments to visit here. This place must be explored sheerly for fun! However, disclaimer for those true history buffs looking for meatier details, brochures, literature...This IS a happy place that means, certain facts are glossed over or not given full acknowledgement ***I liked the idea of what Mission San Luis is trying to accomplish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 17 February 2017

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 16 February 2017 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 15 February 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 15 February 2017

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 14 February 2017 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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