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Take a Spanish Colonial Adventure at Mission San Luis on March 10


On Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mission San Luis living history museum invites visitors to take part in its interactive event, Spanish Colonial Adventure Day. All ages can re-enact colonial Spanish Florida’s preparations for the 1686 exploratory expedition to Pensacola Bay with hands-on activities and make-and-take crafts.  

“Mission San Luis is providing a unique opportunity for families to share an experience and make decisions together at Spanish Florida’s western capital,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “Come out to the historic site to ‘get your orders’ and discover a host of fun and informative activities that showcase the importance of Mission San Luis to Florida and United States history.”

As a continuation of the success of Mission San Luis’ Winter Solstice Celebration, which highlighted the site’s Native-American connection, this event will focus on the Spanish aspects of the site’s history. Guests can enjoy collecting trade beads at the Council House, grinding corn for travel supplies at the Spanish House, and creating a banner at the Church. At the Fort, draw a map of Western Florida, learn cattle roping, and more. There will also be archery for all ages. In addition, Charles Santiago will thrill guests with masterful renditions of Spanish guitar music from the 16th and 17th centuries in a morning and an afternoon set.

The Spanish Colonial Adventure Day 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,

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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 the year 1703 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 Florida History, Inc. Mission San Luis is located at 2100 West Tennessee Street in Tallahassee, Florida, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm For more information call 850.245.6406 or visit