Mission San Luis de Apalachee, Tallahassee

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From 1656 to 1704, Mission San Luis served as the principal village of the Apalachees and was the Spaniards' westernmost military, religious, and administrative capital.

At Florida’s Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum walk the plaza where the Apalachee played their traditional ball games centuries ago. Visit the most important structure in the Apalachee village, the council house, and also stop at the home of the Spanish Deputy Governor. Pay respects at the Franciscan church and at the friary where the clergy lived. Hear the ring of the blacksmith's hammer at the forge and encounter a soldier on guard at the Castillo de San Luis, the Mission's fort. Then explore the gallery where 300-year-old artifacts excavated from on site are on display.

Come escape to another time, and share the spirit of Mission San Luis with friends and family!

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Mission San Luis is administered by the Office of External Affairs, within the Florida Department of State.

Programming at Mission San Luis is sponsored by the Friends of Mission San Luis, Inc.
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  • A historical place that exceeded my initial expectations. A remarkable reconstruction of buildings of Spanish colonial and indigenous peoples
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  • Lots of historical options but also some open spaces for the kids to run. Nearby city park with playground. Great way to spend a sunny or cloudy day.  more »
  • You just step back in time and understand a little bit of Tallahassee history and impact of the Europeans had on the local inhabitants. We have a volunteer take us through a number of the buildings an...  more »
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  • The grounds are beautiful and the period actors were very friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about the Spanish presence in Florida 100 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. It is worth your time and money if your in the Tallahassee area. Got lots of great pictures.
  • Anyone who visits Tallahassee; it is a must visit for them. It is a place of well preserved history and chimerical natural beauty! Don't miss it if you visit.
  • Beautiful location where volunteers dress like people from that time. The originals buildings were burn down but they have done a great job in imitating the buildings, utensils, clothes of that era. They show their love of what they are doing and what they are maintaining for future generations
  • Wonderful place to visit. The staff was in costume and very knowledgeable. Great Time!!!
  • Nice museum and neat outdoor exhibits. I'd recommend going on a weekend for a more interactive experience with the volunteers (especially if taking kid's).
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