Mission San Luis has a rich history

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Inside Apalachee Council House
This is the inside of the Apalachee Council House, which can hold 2,000 to 3,000 people.
  1. Out of Florida’s over 100 Spanish colonial missions, Mission San Luis is the only one that has been re-created and is open to the public.
  2. Mission San Luis is the only Florida Mission with living decedents - the Apalachees.
  3. The Apalachee council house at San Luis is the biggest known historic period Indian building located in the Southeast. At over 140 feet in diameter is can hold between 2,000 and 3,000 people.
  4. A new 24,000 square foot visitor center, housing a multitude of artifacts, opened in December 2009.
  5. The Spanish who settled at the mission were the first European immigrants to settle in what is now the Tallahassee area.
  6. El Castillo de San Luis was the military complex at the mission. It was built between 1695 and 1697 and it was large enough to house the garrison and many of the residents.
  7. The mission was home to more than 1,500 Apalachee natives and Spanish colonists during the 17th century.

For more information call 850-245-6406 or visit the Mission San Luis website.