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Mission San Luis Muster Presents 17th Century Soldier’s Life

Tallahassee –

On Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mission San Luis invites visitors and residents to witness colorful pageantry along with musket and cannon fire at the 17th Century Military Muster. Discover the 17th century world of Spanish soldiers and Apalachee warriors at this annual special event.  

Step back in time to learn about the life and tasks of soldiers at Spanish Florida’s western capital,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “Come out to Mission San Luis’ fort, Castillo de San Luis, for historic weapon demonstrations and experience the scent of blackpowder after the blasts.”   

Guests can enjoy participating in activities such as archery, “school-the-soldier” drills, make-&-take crafts for children, and making notes to send to modern soldiers. There will be living history demonstrations of blacksmithing, period cooking, and more.     

Caption: The 17th-century militia firing both their blackpowder cannons at the Mission San Luis fort. (Photo by Don Mathis)


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. For more information call 850.245.6406 or visit, Join the Muster event conversation at #VivaTheBoom.

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About Mission San Luis

Mission San Luis, Florida’s Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum, was the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656 to 1704. The Mission, now a National Historic Landmark, brings the1700s 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, and support is provided by the Friends of Mission San Luis, Inc. 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 call 850.245.6406 or visit