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Preservation in Newport

For five decades, the Newport Restoration Foundation has preserved over eighty 18th- and 19th-century buildings on Aquidneck Island, representing one of the largest portfolios of historic architecture owned by a single organization in the United States.

Visit our Museums

At NRF's Museums you can see a one-of-a-kind personal collection of European and Asian art, enjoy one of the most dramatic oceanside landscapes in town, learn why Newport furniture was all the rage in the 18th-century, and enjoy 40 acres of historic greenspace in the middle of Aquidneck Island.

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Our summer garden party is back by popular demand! Come celebrate NRF's 50th year in 1960s style. Featuring ocean breezes, genteel lawn games, and summer cocktails. Vintage inspired attire is encouraged, and sartorial prizes will be awarded to the guests who best channel Doris Duke's '60s style (Search NewportalRI.org for fashion inspiration!). Bossa Nova tunes provided by the International String Trio.

Each registration includes one complimentary drink ticket; additional refreshments will be available for purchase.

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