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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...more
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Take a stroll and immerse yourself into the surroundings. Look back on the past with volunteer players interacting historically with each other and you. Feel free to ask questions and learn what is was like in Florida's past.
Great outing for the girls and I. They learned about some of the original inhabitants of Florida as well as the early Spanish settlers. Great interactive information from the volunteers. The blacksmith and apprentices were great.
I visited the Mission with my 6 grandchildren, ages 6 to 14 and we all really enjoyed our time as we learned much about this Spanish and Apalachee settlement and how the two cultures coexisted. We enjoyed listening to the docents who were dressed in...More
From 1656 to 1704, San Luis served as the principal village of the Apalachees and was the Spaniards' westernmost military, religious, and administrative capital. This is a wonderful presentation of how the Spaniards and the Apalachee Indians lived in the same community. The grounds are...More
Mission San Luis was a vibrant community of Spanish and native Americans who lived in the Tallahassee area prior to the invasion of the English and their Creek allies in 1704. They successfully destroyed the mission system throughout Florida. The local Indians here fled towards...More
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
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!