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.