Mission San Luis brings history to life! If Florida’s capital is your destination or a stop on the way to any of the Gulf Coast’s attractions, you might be interested in learning more about Mission San Luis. Located near I-10 in west Tallahassee, the site is easily accessible by coach or bus. Whether you specialize in schools or affinity groups, Mission San Luis will provide a memorable experience for your customers.
Do your itineraries include Tallahassee? If Florida’s capital is your destination or a stop on the way to any of the Gulf Coast’s attractions, you might be interested in learning more about Mission San Luis. Mission San Luis, a National Historic Landmark, is the only reconstructed 17th century mission in the Southeast. Located near I-10 in west Tallahassee, the site is easily accessible by motor coach. Whether you specialize in schools or affinity groups, Mission San Luis will provide a memorable experience for your customers.
Popular with teachers and students, our tour programs encourage critical thinking and emphasize learning by participating in hands-on and interactive activities. All programs correlate with Sunshine State Standards and are designed to enhance skills assessed by the FCAT. Lesson plans, teacher’s guide and other grade-specific educational resources designed to enhance and enrich your visit to Mission San Luis are available on our Teacher Resources page.
Mission San Luis offers two exciting tour tracts to engage visitors. (Tracts listed below.) We have two tour window opportunities each day; 10:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 — 3:30 p.m. Tours will begin at the scheduled time even if the group arrives early. Tours will be abbreviated for late arrivals. We advise that you book tours early, especially for the spring as dates fill up quickly. We will work with you to create custom regional itineraries that will link Mission San Luis with other local attractions (PDF, 1.53 KB) including glass bottom boat rides at Wakulla Springs State Park.
Tour Tract 1: San Luis Highlights – (1-1 1/2 hours)
The Highlights Tour will lead your group through a selection of the reconstructed colonial buildings and touch on the important themes of the site.
Tour Track 2: Journey to the Past – (2-2 1/2 hours)
The Journey Tour features a more comprehensive experience, including the introductory video and all areas of the historic village.
The two tour windows each day are 10 am–12:30 pm and 1:30–3:30 pm.
Fees and Reservations
*Your group may be divided into smaller groups depending on its size.
**One chaperone for every ten students is recommended. Chaperones, teachers, and bus drivers are admitted free.
How to Make Reservations
For reservations or more information about education programs, please contact Mission San Luis at 850.245.6406 or via email to book programs or receive more information. Please have the following information ready: approximate date you wish to visit, your tour selection, school or group name and location, and number of students or adults.
A deposit of $25 can be made to secure the date. Full payment must be by purchase order or by cash, check, or credit card on the date of the visit.
After You Reserve
Visit our Resources for Teachers page for teacher guides, lesson plans, and other materials to enhance and enrich your visit to Mission San Luis. These materials are provided at no charge and enable your students to derive the maximum benefit they can from their visit.