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.
This Earth Day head out to Prescott Farm for Nature Bingo! Practice your observation skills and see how many items you can find in nature.
People who study things in nature are called biologists. When you study nature, you should be careful to “Leave No Trace”—be respectful and considerate of the people and wildlife you encounter, and leave whatever you find. After all, you wouldn’t want someone taking anything from your home without permission!
Find as many items as you can on your Nature Bingo sheet—five in a row means Bingo!
Nature Bingo worksheets will be available outside Hicks House on the Prescott Farm site (the red building right next to the herb garden when you enter the site), and also available to download below and print. Pencils are also available at Prescott Farm.
DOWNLOAD YOUR BINGO SHEET
Don’t forget! – Take a photo of your Nature Bingo sheet and your favorite item you found, and post it to social media tagged @nptrestoration for a chance to win a pair of adult and child gardening gloves! Photos must be posted and tagged between April 17, 2021 and Monday, April 26, 2021 for entry. Winners will be notified via social media.
In the Fall of 2020, the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) embarked on a historic structures report (HSR) at the William Vernon House (46 Clarke Street). The process has literally taken NRF behind the walls, and beneath the floorboards, to gain a deeper understanding of the building’s history.
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