King Manor is the centerpiece of an 11-acre historic park situated in the
heart of downtown Jamaica, Queens. This 18th and 19th century house takes
its name from Rufus King (1755-1827), one of the most distinguished figures
in this nation's early history. King was a delegate to the Constitutional
Convention in 1787, where he played an important role in forging the Constitution.
Throughout his life he was noted for his anti-slavery stance. The manor
house has been restored to reflect the King family's tenancy in the early
1800's. Visitors can tour the house, including the library that originally
held King's 5000-volume collection and read pages from his diary, account
books and letters. There are also exhibit galleries devoted to local history
and to village life in early Jamaica. The museum also offers a variety of
public programs as part of its community outreach.
Location: King Park, Jamaica Ave between 150th & 153rd Sts, Jamaica,
Mailing Address: 90-04 161st Street, Suite 704, Jamaica, NY 11432
Suggested Admission: $2 adults, $1 children
Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon - 4 pm, and 2nd & last Tuesday
of each month: 12:15 - 2 pm
Bi-Lingual Tours (Spanish/English) available during weekend hours. Group
or school visits by appointment; call 206-0545 or 206-0547.