Visit Mission San Luis with the NEW Interactive Virtual Tour!
Click on this link to enter the online tour where you will be able to view the site in stunning 360 degree images, interact with icons to learn more, watch videos, and listen to audio clips. This site is best viewed in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 and Firefox. Also available on tablets and smartphones.
About Mission San Luis
Mission San Luis functioned as the capital of the western missions in La Florida from 1656 to 1704. Populated by more than 1,500 residents, including one of the most powerful Apalachee chiefs and the Spanish deputy governor, San Luis was one of early Florida's largest colonial outposts. In recognition of its historical significance, San Luis received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1960. Since that time, the Mission has been the focus of intensive archaeological and historical research, and today is the most thoroughly-investigated mission in the southeastern United States.
Each year, the 17th century comes alive for thousands of visitors through costumed living history interpreters, hands-on exhibits, and continuing archaeological research. On our beautiful 65-acre site you can tour the large thatched Franciscan church and Apalachee council house, as well as the convento, Spanish residence and fort. An exhibit gallery displays artifacts recovered on site. Join us in exploring native culture and Spanish colonization in a meticulously recreated landscape.