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 late March to November.
Experience the only museum in the world specializing in 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts. Open late May to October.
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.
Join us in the Great Hall of Rough Point Museum for a conversation between author Sallie Bingham and NRF Senior Curator Kristen Costa as they discuss Bingham’s recently published biography of Doris Duke, The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke. The biography uses newly available personal papers from the Duke University archives, providing fresh insights into Doris Duke’s life and work as a businesswoman and philanthropist. A book signing will conclude this evening; copies of The Silver Swan will be available for purchase during the program.
Please note: This program takes place inside Rough Point Museum, and all visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination upon check-in.