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King Manor Museum

Map & Directions 15003 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11432


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The sprawling King Manor Museum was built by Rufus King, an 18th and 19th century statesman who spoke out against slavery (aI 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 ita). King purchased the land in 1805 (for $12,000) and described his house as anot fashionable, but convenient.a

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  • HISTORY on 03/29/10

    This was once the home of Rufus King, a signer of the United States Constitution, a Senator from New York, and Ambassador to Great Britain immediately after the American Revolution

  • NYC Parks on 10/09/13

    Rufus King, the house’s original inhabitant, was one of New York’s first senators, and used his political position to fight against the expansion of slavery.

  • Don on 05/25/11

    It was once a stop on the Underground Railroad.

  • Jacob S. on 08/30/13

    Home of Rufus King, a signer of Declaration of Independence and early U.S. Senator from New York

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