Explore Florida's past through living history, hands-on exhibits, re-created period buildings and archaeological excavations at the only reconstructed Spanish mission in Florida. Guided group tours available by reservation. The council house is the largest historic Indian building in the Southeast. The site was the capital of Florida's western missions from 1656 to 1704. It was home to 1,500 Spanish and Apalachee Indian residents. San Luis is a "Preserve America" Presidential Award Recipient.
The Sunday before the solstice, enjoy a new holiday tradition and celebrate Native American stories, skills, and traditions. Shop for fine crafts, learn how to stomp dance, join a drum circle, and hear presentations on astronomy and navigation. There will be childrens' make-and-take crafts, archery, food vendors, and more! In the evening view the pre-solstice stars and planets with telescopes by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society. (Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-17, FREE for children under 6, members, and active duty military.)
Come experience colorful pageantry and blackpowder musket and cannon fire at Mission San Luis' fort. Enjoy learning about the world of Spanish soldiers and Apalachee warriors at Spanish Florida's western capital.
• Blackpowder firings & military processions
• Children's make-and-take colonial crafts
• Archery, blacksmithing, period cooking and other demonstrations
• Food vendors
(Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-17, FREE for children under 6, members, and active duty military.)