Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, New York City

#63 of 118 in Historic Sites in New York City
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
The Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, also known as "Mother Zion", located at 140–148 West 137th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, is the oldest African-American church in New York City, and the "mother church" of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion conference.
The church was designated a New York City Landmark on July 13, 1993.
Use our New York City travel route builder website to visit Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on your trip to New York City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create an itinerary including Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
34 reviews
  • Attending the service on Easter Sunday was a great experience! What a friendly congregation who loves Christ and shares the Gospel<3 The pastor acknowledged the visitors, was thankful for our...  more »
  • This a alternative for the Abyssian Church in the Harley. Very good choir with great voices. Very friendly service and a good sermon!  more »
  • The congregation of the Mother Church of the AMEZ denomination are warm and welcoming. Their new Pastor Reverend Malcolm Byrd was on fire with the Holy Spirit! I feel blessed to have witnessed his first sermon as Pastor!
  • Very large friendly church. New young Pastor, he really rock the house of the lord. REV. Malcolm Byrd.

Plan your trip to New York City

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.