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 late March to November.
Experience the only museum in the world specializing in 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts. Open late May to October.
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 becoming a Restoration Partner today.
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.
At NRF's museums you can experience the remarkable home and art collections of an unconventional heiress, 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.
From 12 to 3 p.m., drop in crafts, activities, and conversations with craftspeople, experts, and shop owners. From 3 to 4:30 p.m., join us in the back garden for a discussion on crafts and makers in Newport from the 18th century to today.
Grab your blanket, a basket of snacks, and your favorite people to celebrate Friday with Cheryl Savageau!
From 12 to 3 p.m., drop in crafts, activities, and conversations with craftspeople, experts, and shop owners. From 3 to 4:30 p.m., join us in the back garden for a discussion on Newport's ocean history.
Summer programming for visitors of all ages continues at Rough Point Museum, Whitehorne House Museum, and Prescott Farm!
The Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport are seeking qualified consultants or architectural firms to develop graphics for the City’s Design Guidelines for Elevating Historic Buildings.