New York City

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. Study King's historical contributions, including his work on the Constitution and early opposition to slavery, while interpreting historical documents, artifacts, and writings he made to his sons. Learn about domestic life for the family and their servants while handling artifacts, and explore the manor's parlor, library, and kitchen. Afterwards, groups can apply what they've learned about the past in a workshop activity, such as a bookbinding or paper marbling craft.
 
Contact Info
Address: 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY 11432. Queens County. Tel: 718-206-0545. Email: contact@kingmanor.org. Website: www.kingmanor.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 12PM-2PM, Sat.-Sun. 1PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-6th. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Language Arts/English, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Life Skills, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue