Historic House Trust of New York City a not-for-profi t organization was created in 1989 to preserve and promote the historic houses located in New York City parks. Working in partnership with the City of New York Parks & Recreation, the goal of the Trust is to provide new levels of attention, support and specialized care to benefi t these museums.

In 1820, he delivered two of the most radical speeches heard in the Senate before the Civil War. His opposition to the admission of Missouri as a slave state marked the apogee of his long antislavery career.

In 1805, Rufus King and his wife purchased 90 acres of land and this 18th-century farmhouse. They immediately expanded the House; the landscaped estate and working farm grew to 122 acres. After King's death in 1827, his eldest son, John Alsop King, continued to operate the farm and made further improvements to the House. John followed his father's footsteps into politics, serving as a congressman and governor of the State of New York. The House remained in the King family until 1896, and opened as a museum in 1900.

Today, the Museum’s programs focus on the roles of Rufus and John Alsop King in the early antislavery movement, and life and work at King Manor in the 19th-century.

King Manor Museum is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, operated by the King Manor Association of L.I., Inc., and is a member of the Historic House Trust.

King Manor Museum
King Manor Museum
King Park
150-03 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 206-0545

Subway: E, J, or Z to Jamaica Center (exit Archer Ave. / 153rd St., walk 1 block north), or F to Parsons Blvd. (exit 153rd St., walk two blocks south to King Park)
Bus: Q24, Q42, Q43, Q44, Q54, Q56, or Q83 to downtown Jamaica.

Guided tours of King Manor Museum are offered February - December on Thursdays & Fridays, 12pm - 2pm, and Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm - 5pm.
In January open to school and group tours only.

Adults $5; Seniors & Students $3;
Children (4-13) $2;
Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children) $12.
Members free.

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