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.
Visit Doris Duke’s art-filled mansion and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the extensive grounds. Open late March to November.
The Vernon House is a site for expansive story-telling, contemporary dialogue, and preservation trades skill-building.
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.
The Newport Restoration Foundation offers educational programs for school and youth groups which enrich classroom learning in Art, Social Studies, and English/Language Arts. Visits to Rough Point Museum are designed to encourage curiosity, critical thinking, visual literacy, communication, and collaboration. All school programs can be adapted to fit specific curricular goals, age ranges, or time constraints.
NRF is currently refining the school programs for all grade levels at Rough Point Museum. The program utilizes primary source and artifact investigation to engage students in critical thinking and historical inquiry at Rough Point. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Students build critical thinking skills through close observation of the expansive art collection at Rough Point, the Newport home of Doris Duke. Museum educators use Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) and other open-ended inquiry methods to stimulate engagement, and students will become comfortable examining, questioning, and drawing conclusions from works of art.
Recommended visit time: 1.5 hours
Best for grades 4-12
$5.00 per student
Teachers and chaperones admitted free