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 Foundations 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 making a contribution to our Annual Fund today.
An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until October 27, 2018
Free with admission to house or grounds
Estate gardeners share their expertise on a range of topics from plant identification to organic garden care. Get insider tips on how the Rough Point staff keep the grounds looking lush and how to incorporate those practices in your own home garden.
June: Ask Our Estate Gardeners
July: Medicinal Herbs
August: Flower Walk
September: Plant ID/Fall Color
October: Beneficial Insects in Your Garden
No advance purchase necessary. Weather dependent.