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 April to November.
Experience the only museum in the world specializing in 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts.
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.
Keeping programming at Prescott Farm free. Providing virtual learning opportunities for people staying at home during the pandemic. Preserving important historic buildings along the streetscapes of Newport.
These are just a few of the activities Restoration Partners support with their ongoing, monthly gifts.
Last year, Newport Restoration Foundation launched Restoration Partners, a monthly giving program. Members of this program provide consistent support to help NRF perpetuate Doris Duke’s legacy of preserving and protecting Newport’s cultural heritage. As a Restoration Partner, your monthly contribution is immediately directed toward NRF’s ongoing work.
2020 marks the 20th year that Rough Point opened its doors to visitors for tours, events and quality programs. Though our museums are closed right now, we are committed to honoring Doris Duke’s legacy by bringing her story to you, virtually. In that spirit, we would also love to make you part of our story by welcoming 20 new Restoration Partners into our NRF family this month.
Will you join us today?
There are many advantages to joining the program. Your monthly gift is fully tax-deductible and automatically charged to your credit card or bank account. Partners receive special benefits and invitations to private events. We send a year-end tax statement outlining your cumulative giving.
We know there are many charities affected by the pandemic who are asking for your donation, and we hope to be among those you choose to support during this time.
Please visit our website at www.newportrestoration.org/donate to learn more about the program and to make your gift. Thank you for supporting NRF and for caring about the work we do to preserve Newport’s unparalleled heritage.
Learn how to make your own flowers that you can keep forever!
This year, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Rough Point Museum being open to the public, and this is the second year that the Whitehorne House Museum will be open to the public after a long period of rethinking and reinterpretation. This seemed like a good moment to reflect back on the work we’ve done and the work we aspire to do at both museums.
A letter from the Newport Restoration Foundation in regard to the future of the Christopher Townsend House.
Learn how to make your own art from nature!