Visit St. James AME Zion Ithaca personally to discover the congregation's history and its members.
Learn the Rich History of our
Historic church in Ithaca
St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, built in 1833, is the oldest church structure in Ithaca and one of the first of the A.M.E. Zion churches in the country. We are proud to hold the title of having the oldest-surviving church structure within the A.M.E. Zion Church ministry.
St. James’s A.M.E. Zion Church’s Capital Restoration Campaign
St. James is in urgent need of immediate repairs and significant restoration work that adheres to historic preservation standards. To preserve this landmark symbol in the history of Black struggle and in the Finger Lakes’ rich map toward freedom and abolition, we need your help!