Family Activities:

Mission San Luis de Apalachee


Mission San Luis de Apalachee

2100 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL

The year is 1633 at Mission San Luis de Apalachee; that’s when this now-historic settlement was constructed. Today’s families can visit the beautiful mission — a National Historic Landmark in the heart of Tallahassee — to learn what Apalachee life was like for the 1,400-some residents who called Mission San Luis home. Costumed actors tell the stories of the Apalachee men and women through demonstrations in basket weaving, cooking, blacksmithing and more. Families can get a hands-on experience of their own by attending one of the mission’s special events (additional fee); programs include archery and even cannon firing!

Families can self-tour Mission San Luis, though guides will give you a more comprehensive experience. Plan to spend at least two hours here.

Mission San Luis is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday; it’s closed on Mondays.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Great fun day!

by tameka850

This is a great place to learn about culture and have fun doing it.Make sure you wear comfortable shoes because you will have to walk the grounds. But it was exciting going on the scavenger…
Lots of history

by Phil B

The mission has replica buildings and some genuine artifacts that were found on site. People in period dress give demonstrations and history lessons in a fun and informative way. A good way to kill...