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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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This was actually across the street where my son is staying while he's in college. We went inside... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lourdesbr123
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no other place like this historical village

if visiting or living in Tallahassee, your knowledge of town will not be complete without a visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marilyn T
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Tallahassee, 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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2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank lourdesbr123
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Marilyn T
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Edsopinion
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank dougalderson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank A9316UQrobertar
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

1  Thank sarahkathleen1
Reviewed 14 August 2017 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 14 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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
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devotedsister8
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.
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BetsyMig
5 August 2015|
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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.
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