Mission San Luis
A Living History Site and National Historic Landmark
Mission San Luis functioned as the capital of the western missions in La Florida from 1656 to 1704. Populated by more than 1500 residents, including one of the most powerful Apalachee chiefs and the Spanish deputy governor, San Luis was one of early Florida's largest colonial outposts. In recognition of its historical significance, San Luis received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1960. Since that time, the Mission has been the focus of intensive archaeological and historical research, and today is the most thoroughly-investigated mission in the southeastern United States.
Each year, the 17th century comes alive for thousands of visitors through costumed living history interpreters, hands-on exhibits, and continuing archaeological research. On our beautiful 65-acre site you can tour the large thatched Franciscan church and Apalachee council house, as well as the convento, Spanish residence and fort. An exhibit gallery displays artifacts recovered on site. Join us in exploring native culture and Spanish colonization in a meticulously recreated landscape.
El Mercado: The Shop at Mission San Luis
Shop for home decor, books, jewelry, children's items, and more! Our retail shop helps the Mission continue its research, expand its educational programs, and carry its story throughout Florida.
The Mission now offers several handsome spaces to rent for your next special event. The new visitor center has a 250-seat banquet hall with adjoining courtyard, warming kitchen, and lobby. Also available is the 125-seat theater, 2-story main lobby, two 30-person classrooms, and a boardroom that seats 12. Make your next personal or professional event HISTORIC with us!
Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Sunday, 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Closed New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, July 4, Thanksgiving, December 24 and Christmas Day
Seniors 65+: $3
Children 6-17: $2
Children under 6: Free
Members & Active Military: Free
Mission San Luis is located on West Tennessee Street (Highway 90), less than 3 miles west of the Florida State Capitol complex.
Mission San Luis
2100 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Visitor Center: 850.245.6406