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King Manor Museum
Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street King Park (site location) 90-04 161st. Street, Suite 704 Jamaica, New York 11432
This early 19th century house takes its name from Rufus King, one of the most distinguished figures in the this nation's early history. King served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, U.S. Senator, Ambassador to Great Britain, and Federalist Candidate for Vice President and President. Throughout his life, he was noted for his anti-slavery stance. In 1805, he purchased a farmhouse in the village of Jamaica, which he had expanded and remodeled in the Federal style. Located in an 11 acre park, King Manor has been restored as a history museum to illuminate Rufus King's life and the community and time in which he lived. It features museum exhibits, tours of historic period rooms, special events, education programs and teachers' resources.

Access: Sat. & Sun. 12-4 Tues., second and last in each month, one tour at 12 noon. Group and school tours by appointment.
Fees: $2 adults, $1 children, $5 famlies (including up to 2 adults & 3 children)
Phone: (718) 206-0545
Category: Historic Houses/Sites
Subject: Politics & Governance , Architecture
Time Period: 19th Century since Civil War

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