Jamaica's District Office

Jamaica Center, the downtown section of Jamaica, Queens, is one of the most varied areas in the borough, and it's one at a crossroads. A clothing store mecca, retail space along Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and 165th Street is thriving. Art deco buildings and a colonial-era church once abandoned are getting renovated. At the same time, the area hurts for decent restaurants and a respite from choking traffic and a lack of parking.

King Manor is proud to be an established site on the Heritage New York Underground Railroad Heritage Trail.
Today the centerpiece of an 11-acre New York City park in Jamaica, Queens, King Manor Museum was the home and farm of Founding Father Rufus King from 1805 to 1827.  Rufus King was an author of the U.S. Constitution, as well as one of New York's first United States Senators, Ambassador to Great Britain and an early, and outspoken, opponent of slavery.  King Manor later became the estate of King's son, John Alsop King, who served as New York's Governor.  King Manor has been a museum since 1900.

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Hours of Operation

9 am – 5:00 pm Mon – Thurs and Fri. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (close at 3:00 pm for administrative purposes)


153-01 Jamaica Avenue 2nd floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 725-6000
Fax: (718) 725-9868