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Events Calendar


Call 850.245.6406 to confirm dates and times or for more information. Schedule subject to change.

Onsite Special Events 

Third Wednesdays Every Other Month
LECTURE 6:30-7:30 pm
Lectures on the Book, "Unearthing the Missions of Spanish Florida"
-- August 16, 2023    Nicholas H. Yarbrough
   New Interpretation of San Damian de Escambe  
October 7, 2023
First Saturday in October Annually
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bring your pet for an annual blessing!

Onsite Weekly & Monthly Events   

First Wednesdays
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Archaeological Site Tours
Join our Mission San Luis archaeologist for a tour of Tallcahassee's only National Historic Landmark from an archaeological perspective. Learn how the site was excavated and what was discovered about the Apalachee and Spanish residents from the 17th century.
Third Wednesdays
(Every Other Month, except July)
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Homeschool Days
Different themed lessons with activities about the life of our 17th Cengury Apalachee and Spanish residents.
    September 20, 2023
    November 15, 2023
    January 17, 2024
    March 20, 2024
    May 15, 2024

-- Civics/Government 
-- Southeastern Native Peoples
-- Health & Science
-- Archaeology at Mission San Luis
-- Historic Preservation/Architecture
Second Saturdays
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Archery Activities for Visitors
Try to hit the bullseye on our archery range! We supply the modern equipment and assistance.
To Be Announced Black-Powder Weapon Firing Demonstrations
Select Saturdays Workshops

Beginner Blacksmithing
Pine Needle Basket 


Special Virtual Programs

Posted online & available FREE! Virtual Homeschool Days

Themed videos and lesson plans with activities for a variety of grade levels

-- 17th-Century Science
-- Music at Mission San Luis
-- Spiritual Traditions at Mission San Luis
-- Neighboring Native Tribes

Posted online
Oct 2020 - May 2021


Virtual Archaeological Site Tour Videos

Videos on Mission San Luis archaeology featuring Senior Archaeologist Jerry Lee

-- October 2020  (History and Town Plan of Mission San Luis)
-- November 2020  (Archaeology of the Council House)
-- December 2020  (Archaeology of the Spanish Village)
-- January 2021 (Archaeology of the Franciscan Church)
-- February 2021 (Archaeology of the Friary) 
-- April 2021 (Archaeology of the Kitchen)
-- May 2021 (Archaeology of the Military Complex)

2020 Content still available online


Virtual Blessing of Animals 

Celebrating animals past and present with special videos:
-- Virtual history, games and a craft for the kids
-- Videos from animal education organizations, shelters, and rescue groups
-- Virtual group pet blessings by a Catholic deacon

2020 Content still available online


Virtual Summer Camp

Free online camp experiences with videos, crafts and other activities

Administered by Florida Department of State
Funding from the Division of Arts and Culture
Support provided by the Friends of Florida History, Inc.