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.
Between 1988 and 1992, Doris Duke’s camels Princess and Baby spent their summers at Rough Point in Newport. Today, you can still find camels at Rough Point — made out of plants!
Our talented grounds and gardens crew adds new plants to the sculptures every year, so they never look exactly the same. Now you can try your hand at decorating your own camel, and when we reopen check out how Princess and Baby are dressed this year!
Step 1 – Download a Camel Template, or draw your own!
Step 2 – Gather your supplies (whatever you can find!)
Step 3 – Create a masterpiece. Be as creative as you’d like! Perhaps even add plant materials to make your creation even more like our plant sculptures
Step 4 – Share your work of art with us on social media using the hashtag #camelcreations and tagging us @nptrestoration!
Click here for Camel Template
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!
A field journal is important to the work of scientists who study nature, and they’re pretty fun to make too!