For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Contact: Meredith Beatrice,
Mission San Luis Offers Free T.O.U.R. Day July 16
On Saturday, July 16, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mission San Luis invites residents to tour Tallahassee’s only National Historic Landmark for free as part of Visit Tallahassee’s T.O.U.R. Guide campaign. T.O.U.R. or “Tourism is Our Unlimited Resource,” is a way to spread the word about all the great things to see and do in Tallahassee. Come out to Mission San Luis and discover Tallahassee as it was over 300 years ago.
“We are excited to offer this T.O.U.R. day to locals and visitors alike” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “This is a wonderful opportunity to get ‘tour guide training’ while experiencing Florida’s Apalachee Living History Museum for free.”
The 17th-century militia prepares to fire their blackpowder muskets at the
Mission San Luis fort. (Photo courtesy of Mission San Luis)
Guests can enjoy participating in primitive weapon activities, faux musket drills, and make-&-take crafts for children. There will be living history demonstrations of blackpowder weapon firing, blacksmithing, period cooking, and more. A food truck will be on site.
Visitors are also asked to bring donations to a Back-to-School Supply Drive to benefit students. Suggested new items include: backpacks, composition books, erasers, facial tissues, folders (pocket and prong), glue sticks, hand sanitizer, highlighters, pencil boxes, ring binders (2-inch and 3-inch), and rulers. Donations by check will also be accepted.
Share the event on social media at facebook.com/MissionSanLuis/events.
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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 missionsanluis.org.