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Mission San Luis Celebrates 17th Century with Military Muster

Tallahassee, FL –

Spanish and Apalachee Military Life in La Florida

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mission San Luis invites the public and press to witness colorful pageantry and black powder musket and cannon fire at the Castillo de San Luis. Discover the 17th century world of Spanish soldiers and Apalachee warriors at this annual special event.

"This living history program brings Florida’s heritage to life as visitors focus on the lives and tasks of soldiers at Spanish Florida’s western capital," said Secretary of State Ken Detzner.  "There will be archery for all ages, ‘make-and-take’ craft activities for children, drama by Theater with a Mission, demonstrations of blacksmithing, period cooking, and more. The Military Muster is a great opportunity to experience Mission San Luis for the first time, or a chance to return to this Tallahassee treasure."

The event is included with the regular admission fee of $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 65+, and $2 for ages 6-17. Children under 6, members, and active military get in FREE.

Mission San Luis, Florida’s Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum, was the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656 to 1704. Today, the Mission brings the early 1700s to life with living history interpreters in period dress, reconstructed period buildings, exhibits, and archaeological research. The site is managed by the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research, and support is provided by the Friends of Mission San Luis, Inc. Mission San Luis is Tallahassee’s only National Historic Landmark.

Mission San Luis is located at 2100 West Tennessee Street in Tallahassee, Florida, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, please call 850.245.6406 or visit