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Newport Restoration Foundation’s Whitehorne House Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to displaying and exploring the artistry, history, and culture of 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts. The museum, located at 416 Thames Street in Newport, has been closed for regular visits since October 2016 to allow NRF staff to plan for a reinterpretation of the collection and an improved visitor experience. The museum will reopen to guests starting May 29, and will remain open this season until October 27.

What’s On


Museum Hours
The museum is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Visit the only museum in the world specializing in 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts. Admission to Whitehorne House Museum includes access to the museum and gardens for exploration at your own pace. Knowledgeable guides are on hand to answer questions.

Note: Whitehorne House Museum will reopen for regular house tours on Wednesday May 29, 2019.

Adults: $15.00
Students with ID: $5.00
Children 12 & under: Free

Combine Your Ticket
Purchase a combined ticket to both Whitehorne House Museum and Rough Point Museum for only $25!

Guided Tours
Highlights of the Museum guided tours introduce visitors to 18th-century Newport furniture and the story of early America, Newport’s role in the development of the United States, and the wider global trade system. The tour visits two floors of the museum and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Tours are offered daily at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Included with admission.


One of the highlights of Whitehorne House Museum is its beautiful garden.  While the lot behind the museum has changed over the years—today the garden is designed to be a space for community to relax, have a conversation, and enjoy.

Group Tours
For groups larger than 10 visitors,
please visit our Group Tours page.

416 Thames Street
Newport, RI
401–846–4152 ext. 123

Limited metered parking available.

The Collection

Caleb Wheaton tall case clock

Tea table

George Washington mantel clock

Benjamin Baker Highboy

Portrait of Rebecca Taylor Orne by Joseph Badger

Porringer by John Otis

See The Collection
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