Mission San Luis de Apalachee, Tallahassee

4.7
#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Tallahassee
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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  • The place is huge, very very well preserved, a peaceful place. The guides we met were in period clothes and did demonstrations, including ironwork, we really loved it.
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  • It is a magnificent place with a lot of history, the plays they present are interesting and fun, its cast envelops you in the plot, it is a place to share with friends and family. Much to see about hi...  more »
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  • WENT with Family and Friends GREAT PLACE. A lot of historical context very PEACEFUL and RELAXING Weekend We had a big picnic with Everyone. GREAT TIME sent half day inside looking at the stuff in drawers then half walking around. They had a wedding there BEAUTIFUL. ENJOYED EVERYTHING . BEEN back twice by my self a lot of history. Thank You Again will be BACK
  • Overall the grounds were clean, and employees were very informative and the demonstrations were interesting. All of the buildings are replicas of the historical time period, but some had modern day touches such as a new tent in the upstairs area of the fort. There were a lot points of interest that described what the buildings were. While I was there the blacksmith made a nail, it was a pretty quick process to observe. Also, was able to see a volunteer group I assume constructing another Point of Interest. It is a very calm and relaxing place, but from a historical standpoint there could have been more offered that may have been unique to only that area and location.

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