- Historic Sites
St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine
The story of the first Greek migration to America, occurring in 1768, is retold in St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine's historic museum. Artifacts, photographs, and other historical documents attest to the travelers' momentous trip across the Atlantic and their subsequent lives in the New World. The St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, an institution of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, is dedicated to the first colony of Greek people who came to America in 1768. Come and visit our magnificent Orthodox Chapel filled with Byzantine style frescoes and take a tour of our historic museum. Special exhibits tell the story of the First Greek Colony in the New World. This freestanding exhibit contains various artifacts, photographs and historical documents.