NRF promotes and invests in the architectural heritage of the Newport community, the traditional building trades, and Doris Duke’s fine and decorative arts collections, for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all.
As a leader in the preservation of early American architecture, NRF supports research and education in areas directly related to its collections and issues of critical concern to the field of historic preservation.
Tour Doris Duke’s art-filled mansion and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the extensive grounds, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Open April to November.
Experience the only museum in the world specializing in 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts.
Explore 40 acres of open space, a tribute to the agrarian heritage of Aquidneck Island. The site is open daily from dawn to dusk for public enjoyment.
Newport Restoration Foundation holds one of the largest collections of period architecture owned by a single organization anywhere in the United States.
Celebrate excellence in historic preservation efforts within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Live amidst history by renting one of our many historic properties.
Help us to continue a lived-in legacy by making a contribution to our Annual Fund today.
We welcome groups of all sizes to experience the beauty of Rough Point. Guided group tours introduce the singular personality of Doris Duke through the home she created, the art she collected, and the causes she embraced. The 75-minute tour visits two floors of the house and special exhibition galleries. We invite your group to explore the grounds on your own, before or after your tour. A guided garden tour may be added for an additional fee.
Note: Rough Point will be closed for the 2018 tour season after Sunday, November 11 and will reopen for regular house tours on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Advance reservations are required, and a non-refundable deposit is required upon booking.
Groups of 10 or more: $20 per person ($200 minimum)
Please note: Groups of 40+ will be a self-guided experience.
Curator-led tour: $10 per person in addition to the above prices
For groups seeking more information about Rough Point’s art collection.
Garden Tour: $10 per person in addition to the above prices
Garden Tours may also be purchased for groups as a stand-alone activity; see Three Centuries of Gardens below.
To inquire about group tours, or to arrange a visit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note Rough Point cannot accommodate motorcoaches and/or large buses.
Parking is available onsite. The facilities will accommodate 36-passenger vehicles and smaller.
Accessibility: The estate is fully air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.
The Newport Restoration Foundation's Whitehorne House Museum is the only museum in the world specializing in eighteenth-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts. For the 2018 season Whitehorne House Museum is open on a limited basis for private group tours and individual appointments.
Group tours are subject to availability.
We recommend planning on an hour for your visit.
Groups of 10-24: $15 per person ($150 minimum)
Nearby street parking is recommended.
Accessibility: Whitehorne House Museum is not wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are not available on site.
Prescott Farm preserves 40 acres of open space, a tribute to the agrarian heritage of Aquidneck Island. Guided tours can be tailored to meet your group's needs and interests. Tours may include an exploration of the site's ties to the Revolutionary War, historic and contemporary horticultural practices, or aspects of daily life in rural New England.
Group tours are available year round, seven days a week.
We recommend May-October for optimal experience, planning on 60-90 minutes for your visit.
Youth Programs are available for all ages.
If you are an educator interested in bringing your group to Prescott Farm, see our Educator Resources page for more details.
Rates vary depending on program. Groups are capped at 75 people.
Picnicking is encouraged at Prescott Farm (two picnic tables are available for use) and parking is available at the property.
Accessibility: The buildings have one step to the first floor. Paths between buildings are unpaved but well maintained. Portable restrooms are available seasonally.
Visit three special Newport gardens! Tour the 18th century kitchen garden at Prescott Farm, the 19th century urban garden at Whitehorne House Museum, and the spectacular Olmsted-designed grounds at Rough Point. Guides will weave together a story that spans centuries, ending with Doris Duke and the work of the Newport Restoration Foundation to preserve these cultural landscapes.
Group garden tours are available seasonally. Contact us for more information.
Three Centuries of Gardens: $28 per person
Includes guided garden tours at Rough Point, Whitehorne House and Prescott Farm.
Individual Garden Tours: $10 per person
Garden Tours for Rough Point and/or Whitehorne House may be purchased as part of the group tour packages listed above, or separately if your group is interested in visiting only one site.
To inquire about group tours, or to arrange a visit, contact email@example.com.