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.
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Looking for garden inspiration? On June 23 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Prescott Farm is participating in University of Rhode Island’s Project Open House, a free event that invites visitors to tour over 20 gardens located across Rhode Island! Learn environmentally-sound gardening practices from experienced URI Master Gardener volunteers.
Visit the official Project Open House website for an interactive map that explains what you’ll learn at each garden, and where to find them! https://web.uri.edu/mastergardener/openhouse/