About King Manor Museum
King Manor Museum interprets founding father Rufus King’s political legacy and antislavery history to teach critical thinking for a healthier democracy.
Rufus King (1755 - 1827) was a framer and signer of the United States Constitution, a U.S. Senator, and a passionate anti-slavery advocate throughout his life. He and his family lived at King Manor over three generations, with a dedication to improving their 160 acres of land and developing it as a successful working farm. Today, King Manor is a historic house museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting King’s legacy and early American life in Jamaica, Queens.
Indoor ( Dining room, Downstairs & Upstairs Main Hall, North Kitchen, Etc.)- 100 People.
Open House/Outdoor (All indoor locations & Backyard)-200 People.
BYOB Allowed. No Hard Liquor. Wine/beer and water/soft drinks only.
Note that any room not previously requested on this form will not be available to you during your event, without exception. King Manor reserves the right to deny access to any room requested. *Historic Bed may not be relocated or removed. We do not allow food or liquids in our historic rooms, light refreshments and drinks can be served in our spacious foyer outside these rooms.
1. Dining Room (Historic): Built by the King Family in 1810, our beautiful formal Dinging and entertainment room is part of the final expansion put onto the house that makes up King Manor today. The room features original Federal Period design elements intended to create a warm, bright atmosphere in a time before electric lights, as well as excellent natural acoustics for music.
2. Outdoor Space (limited to within King Manor's gates): Located inside a New York City park, King Manor has a spacious backyard space suitable for larger events, accommodating rental tents up to 30 x 40 ft. Our space is private and secure, a beautiful location for weddings, board retreats, cocktail hours, and more.
3. North Kitchen (large indoor space. Food and drink, arts and crafts are permitted here): The North Kitchen provides a more informal private space, perfect for off-site meetings, classroom experiences, a bridal party dressing room, or storage space during your event.