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

Not much to see, but interesting

by Janet A

This a recreated community where Spaniards and Apalachee Indians co-existed in the early 1700's. There are some buildings and a fort to visit. The indoor museum of artifacts and history was good.
Hidden Treasure

by _djmhorsefly

What a nice historical spot to visit. Staff dressed in period clothing explain the history of Spanish Settlers and Appalachee Natives in the Mission. Very clean, interesting and well worth the...