King Manor Museum
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unknown, ca. 1755

Founded in 1900, King Manor Association of L.I., Inc. operates King Manor as a historic house museum to preserve and interpret the home and legacy of Rufus King. Our mission is to involve and educate children and adults in local and national history through an innovative presentation of King Manor and its collection in the context of life in Jamaica and the United States in the early 19th century. Through its interpretive programs, King Manor focuses on the role of Rufus King and his sons as national figures in the early anti-slavery movement and explores the ramifications of their choice to hire free workers rather than practice slavery. In recognition of its architectural and historical significance, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated King Manor as a landmark in 1966, with portions of the interior designated in 1976. King Manor was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

This site is part of the Historic House Trust of NYC, a non-profit organization operating in tandem with the NYC Parks Department that provides essential support for 23 houses of architectural and cultural significance, spanning 350+ years of New York City life.

For Kids: On Saturday, King Manor will host Family Craft! (1-4pm). Children will explore the architectural and interior designs of King Manor with a special craft project.

Access Notes: King Manor is not wheelchair accessible due to a high volume of stairs inside and outside the house. Guests are advised that one of our period rooms is located up two flights of stairs.

Since the first OHNY Weekend in 2003, this site is one of 10 that have participated every year. When you visit, please thank them for championing an open city! To see a full list of 15th Anniversary sites, click here.


Image Credit: Kathy Forrestal