Mission San Luis de Apalachee

Travel back to 1703 with a trip to Mission San Luis de Apalachee. The living history museum exposes groups to what life was like during the late 17th and early 18th centuries in Tallahassee when the Apalachee Indians and Spanish newcomers lived on the same land. Exhibits feature artifacts such as retablos (devotional paintings), a 3D topographic site map, and several other objects. Tours take groups through the chapel, blacksmith shop, Spanish house, and other areas in the historic village. Narration during the tours and programs touch on topics such as trade, European exploration, Native Americans, and archaeology.  

Contact Info
Address: 2100 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Leon County. Tel: 850-245-6406. Email: programs@missionsanluis.org. Website: www.missionsanluis.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 10AM-4PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: 3rd-5th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-2.5 hours. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue