King Manor Museum

Learn about the life of statesman Rufus King, and discover what life was like in the Jamaica village of the early 1800s. The house was built in the 1750s and belonged to several generations of the King family.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 12PM-2PM, Weekends 1PM-5PM, & By appointment.


Students visiting the Manor will study King’s historical contributions, including his work on the Constitution and early opposition to slavery. They will also interpret historical documents, artifacts, as well as writings he made to his sons. Students can also explore the parlor, library, and kitchen to learn what domestic life was like for the family and their servants. Afterwards, students can apply what they’ve learned with an activity. Examples of activities include writing with quill pens, making a spy cipher, exploring currency, identifying artifacts, or trying a historical craft, such as bookbinding or a paper marbling craft.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
American Revolution, art, colonial life, crafts, history, primary sources, reading, slavery, writing

contact info
Name: Education Dept.
Phone: 718-206-0545 ext. 11.


Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan


Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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