We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mission San Luis de Apalachee

2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
+1 850-245-6406
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Great Time with the Family!

We have a 7 and 10 year old and this adventure was wonderful. If you haven't visited, then you need... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
rb1fish
,
Tallahassee, Florida
Great field trip

Awesome 4th grade field trip! We drove 2 hrs to visit local museums. Other than it being a little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle M
via mobile
Read all 358 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION
2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
CONTACT
Website
+1 850-245-6406
Write a ReviewReviews (358)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"council house"
in 33 reviews
"living history"
in 20 reviews
"reconstructed buildings"
in 8 reviews
"period costume"
in 6 reviews
"blacksmith shop"
in 8 reviews
"spanish settlers"
in 5 reviews
"indoor museum"
in 5 reviews
"meeting house"
in 4 reviews
"short movie"
in 4 reviews
"early settlement"
in 4 reviews
"spanish village"
in 4 reviews
"small museum"
in 14 reviews
"re enactors"
in 7 reviews
"costumed interpreters"
in 5 reviews
"historical information"
in 5 reviews
"florida history"
in 18 reviews
"interesting place"
in 7 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 340 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We have a 7 and 10 year old and this adventure was wonderful. If you haven't visited, then you need to at least once. Great history lesson and my kids were able to participate in making a nail with a blacksmith. That was awesome! Overall,...More

Thank rb1fish
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome 4th grade field trip! We drove 2 hrs to visit local museums. Other than it being a little hot out, we all enjoyed the history and the lessons learned. Staff did an excellent job being in character. Will definitely visit again!

Thank Michelle M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Although little remains of the Mission the reconstructed buildings, together with the costumed players/guides located in each location, brought the history to life and allowed me to easily visualize the Mission as it was.

Thank Born_Older
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Having lived in Tallahassee in the 70's, I was simply stunned at Mission San Luis which opened after I left. Visiting for the day, this was a totally unexpected surprise. Very well done recreations and fascinating history lesson.

Thank Gary B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This place was a big surprise for all of us!! We did not expect it to be so big and well presented. The Apalachee Tribe Meeting House is truly remarkable in size and in the finished product. The archeological findings are explained in the outdoor...More

1  Thank brendaandjoeh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to spend the afternoon. The property is beautiful and extremely well kept. Spent a lovely afternoon walking and learning about the Mission. Very educational!

Thank Mmejt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is how taxpayer money should be spent!Beautiful grounds,intelligent staff who stay in character at their different stations,and a very well maintained facility.If you have 2-3 hours to spare in Tally,and even remotely appreciate history,this is the place to go.

Thank sadie601
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We learned a lot about the people who lived here in the 1600-1700's, mostly thanks to the incredible staff who couldn't do enough to help us. We got here rather late in the day, with only about 45 minutes left before closing. You need at...More

Thank jim g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This “living” museum creates a setting that allows you to understand and appreciate (at least a bit) what it was to live near a Spanish/ Apalachee mission in the late 1600’s. The presenters, who were spread across the grounds, did an amazing job of staying...More

Thank Twila K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great time with my oldest son when he was at FSU. Great history lesson about the Spanish in FL. Period actors were wonderful and very informative.

Thank Annie N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 56 hotels in Tallahassee
Days Inn Tallahassee University Center
225 reviews
1.42 km away
Travelodge Tallahassee
21 reviews
1.55 km away
University Inn & Suites Tallahassee
67 reviews
2.50 km away
Residence Inn by Marriott Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol
150 reviews
3.09 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Kiku
45 reviews
.19 km away
Newk's Eatery
27 reviews
.28 km away
Prime Time Lounge and Restaurant
38 reviews
.40 km away
Super Perros
53 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Florida State University
706 reviews
2.84 km away
Museum of Florida History
261 reviews
3.48 km away
Doak Campbell Stadium
129 reviews
1.67 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Charles M
5 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from sunshine_traveler57 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee is $5. $3 for age 65+
0
Votes
devotedsister8
28 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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.
1
Vote
BetsyMig
5 August 2015|
Answer
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.
1
Vote
;