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A lot of history here.

The caretaker was very knowledgeable about the shrine's history. Her oral history made me feel like... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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A very cool Museum, I recommend it to to anyone visiting St Augustine! It is absolutely beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Augustine, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The caretaker was very knowledgeable about the shrine's history. Her oral history made me feel like I was back in the past. Also, if you stand at a certain spot you will here an echo.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very cool Museum, I recommend it to to anyone visiting St Augustine! It is absolutely beautiful with Menorcan painting throughout.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jagsfan62
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of experiencing the Divine Liturgy here recently. The shrine and museum is a must see stop of any visitor to Saint Augustine. The gift shop has wonderful items; books, icons, jewelry, and many other interesting items.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anastasia L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Greek museum definitely looks at the past of the Greeks. I just do not think it deserves a high rating because it just needs more things to do/see.

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 8 January 2019

This little shrine is a hidden gem on St.George Street soon after you pass through the city gate on the north side and close to the oldest school house in the United States. It's easy to miss so you have to be on the look...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lika K
Reviewed 5 January 2019

It is very interesting the history behind the story which brought 400 Greek settlers in 1513 from Smyrna (today's Turkey) to the new world. The Greek settlers founded later Smyrna in Florida. The Orthodox place is a must see, they have also a nice souvenir...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Asterios G
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Wow! This was something we visited as we walked down St George Street. it't easy to miss. Not flashy or "special." in appearance. But once inside, Wow! Great icons, a great shrine, great displays of vestments. But the best is last - a video that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

For as old as it is, this fort is in amazing condition, overlooking the bay. St Augustine has so much to offer that you should plan on a whole day if not two or three to take it all in.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank george p
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

What a surprise to find this unheralded location. Good history of Greek migrants to St Augustine and Florida. The Shrine itself is beautifully done and quite so you can pray or meditate. The gift shop is very nice as is the attendant.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jknows
Reviewed 9 December 2018

The craftsmanship in the frescos in the chapel is amazing. Some interesting artifacts and stories of the Greek community of Florida. A very nice stop indeed off of busy George St.

Date of experience: December 2018
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