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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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Enjoyed the Candlemaking Workshop

My mom and I signed up for the candlemaking workshop at Mission San Luis. Classes are kept small... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Tallahassee, Florida
via mobile
Great historical site

A great stop while in Tallahassee. Beautiful recreation of melded Apalachee and Spanish life in the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3119
+1 850-245-6406
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My mom and I signed up for the candlemaking workshop at Mission San Luis. Classes are kept small (at least 2 must sign up, but no more than 5) so you get the full experience and attention you need. We really enjoyed our experience and...More

Thank mandierose7
Reviewed 24 June 2017

A great stop while in Tallahassee. Beautiful recreation of melded Apalachee and Spanish life in the early settlement of Florida. Meticulously recreated structures and informed, ingauging reenactors make history come alive. This is a worthwhile stop for any visitor to the state capital.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This was an excellent rendering of the history of the Spanish Mission system in Florida 1656 to 1704. The mission today replicates the life of the Spanish missionaries and the Apalachee indian village where it was located. Archeological discoveries are exhibited and the docents give...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this informative and historical museum- filled with interactive exhibits and multimedia presentations. I rate this is the BEST thing to see or do in the area! They offer indoor and outdoor exhibits that are first class with very personable and knowledgeable presenters.

Thank E8295UFdeb
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We have been to this beautiful museum and park now for the second time. The story of the Apalachee and the Spanish and British battle for the spiritual and physical conquest of Northern Florida is so well told. Super friendly and helpful reception staff guided...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This is not a mission with authentic buildings as you can find them in Arizona, for example. Everything is reconstructed. Very impressive, however, is the huge remodeled council house. Worth to visit if you are in the area anyway.

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

As Californians, checking out old missions is almost a requirement. So when we went to see Mission San Luis, we were basically expecting to see some crumbling adobe and a gift shop. Wow, were we surprised! The grounds had a wooden fort, Spanish period buildings...More

Thank Choguy
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We visited Mission San Luis de Apalachee on the drive home, as more of an unplanned side visit. We weren't disappointed, and I wish we had more time to see everything. When you arrive, you start in the first building next to the parking lot....More

Thank dm2cmas
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Mission San Luis de Apalachee is great for a family outing! Lovely path through the wooded park and water views.

Thank Harriet R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

History comes to life here. You can talk with individuals fulfilling the roles of Spanish settlers and soldiers in this panhandle section of Florida. The history of the Native Americans (Apalachee) and their interaction with the settlers in this area is illustrated in the indoor...More

Thank Rozmova5
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27 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.
4 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.