The King Manor Museum

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, NY

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.

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