Welcome to Rough Point, the oceanfront estate of Doris Duke—heiress, philanthropist, and art collector—still decorated as she left it with French furniture, European art, Chinese porcelains, and Flemish tapestries. The house is open for guided tours from April 7 to November 6, 2016. This year’s special exhibition showcases Rough Point’s sister property in Honolulu, Waterscapes: Islamic Architecture and Art from Doris Duke’s Shangri La.
Visiting Rough Point
Tours are led by knowledgeable guides who talk about the house, its inhabitants, and a sampling of the significant works of art collected by Doris Duke and her parents. Small groups of 12–14 visitors allow for a relaxed and conversational experience.
Lasting approximately 75 minutes, the tour visits the entire first floor, then continues upstairs to Doris Duke's bedroom and the special exhibition galleries. Visitors may explore the grounds on their own, following the guided tour of the house. Tours depart every half hour.
Reservations are encouraged and can be made via the “Buy Tickets” button on this page.
Self-Guided Tours (New for 2016!)
Interested in a shorter, self-directed visit of a few rooms and more time to see the Waterscapes exhibition? New for 2016 are open hours on Saturday afternoons, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm for visits at your own pace. Please note that the house closes at 5:00; tickets will not be issued after 4:45. Reservation’s aren’t necessary – just stop by and pay at the door!
Thursday, April 7 - Sunday, May 8
Open Thursday-Sunday, first tour at
9:30am, last tour at 2:00pm
Tuesday, May 10 - Sunday, November 6
Open Tuesday-Sunday, first tour at
9:30am, last tour at 3:30pm (last tour on Saturday at 2:00pm)
Adults $25.00 / Children 12 & under Free
Tickets sold at the door, or reserve a time by buying online
Adults $10.00 / Children 12 & under Free
No reservation required; tickets available at the door
680 Bellevue Avenue
ph (401) 847-8344
Parking is available at the property. The estate is fully air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.
Group Tours: 401-846-4152 ext. 122
Research Inquiries: 401-846-4152 ext. 117