King Manor Museum is a quiet step back to the early nineteenth century amidst the bustle of downtown Jamaica, Queens. The museum, an historic mansion, is in 11-acre King Park
, the site of local concerts and events.
- King Manor Museum
- Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432, 718-206-0545
- Between 150th and 153rd Sts (Map)
Hours and Admission
- Closed in January
- Tours: Thursday/Friday, noon to 2 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
- Admission: $5/adults, $3/students/seniors, free/children 16 and under.
The museum also has fun workshops for children and hosts seasonal events. Check the NYC Parks website for upcoming events
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to Jamaica Center. From Archer Ave/153rd St exit, walk one block north.
to Parsons Blvd. From Hillside Ave, walk south on Parsons, and turn right on to Jamaica Ave, one block to Museum.
LIRR: From Jamaica Station, walk one block north to Jamaica Ave. Turn right (east) and continue four blocks to Museum.
Parking: Street parking is very difficult. Try the garage at Parsons and 90th Ave.
In 1805 Rufus King
(1755-1827) bought the property, expanding it into a mansion. King was a framer and signer of the U.S. Constitution, and served as U.S. Senator for New York State and as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain. He was famous for speaking against slavery on the floor of the Senate: "I have yet to learn that one man can make a slave of another. If one man cannot do so, no number of individuals can have any better right to do it."