Welcome to the Newport home of Doris Duke—heiress, philanthropist and art collector. Enjoy her magnificent oceanfront estate, still decorated as she left it, where you will see French furniture, European art, Chinese porcelains, and Turkish carpets collected from exotic locations around the world. Located on Newport’s exclusive Bellevue Avenue, Rough Point provides a sweeping ocean view and expansive grounds designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
Tour this Newport estate as a welcome guest, and experience life as a 20th-century heiress. All tours are led by a knowledgeable guide. Small, intimate groups of 12–14 guests allow for a relaxed and personal experience. Lasting approximately 75 minutes, the tour visits the entire first floor of the house, then continues upstairs with a visit to Doris Duke's bedroom and to the special exhibition galleries.
In 2013, learn how Doris Duke turned her good fortune and personal interests into a life’s work in philanthropy. Understand more about this fascinating woman and the depth of her generosity in the annual exhibit A Career of Giving: The Surprising Legacy of Doris Duke. The exhibit explores some of Duke’s lesser-known passions and surprising ways that she donated her time, energy and an estimated $400 million in her lifetime. Rough Point and the exhibit are open April 11 – November 9.
Schedule and Ticketing Information
Open for tours April 11 - November 9, 2013. Tickets are $25 for adults and free for children 12 and younger.
- April 11–May 11:
10:00 am – 2:00 pm (last tour)
- May 14–November 9:
10:00 am – 3:45 pm (last tour)
Tickets may be purchased in advance for select tour times or at the door.
Tour two houses for $30! One ticket admits you to Rough Point and Whitehorne House.