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.
Opening July 1, 2023: NRF and Art&Newport are excited to present a group artists exhibition on cards and card playing: Games, Gamblers & Cartomancers: The New Cardsharps
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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Doris Duke travelled the world many times over during her lifetime, and collected art and fashion along the way. Some of those fashions are now on display in our new exhibition, Inspired by Asia: Highlights from the Duke Family Collection. Join us for a presentation by fashion historian Ayaka Sano Iida on the history of fashion in Japan and the United States in the 20th century, and the influence of Hanae Mori, a popular Japanese haute couture designer, on fashion around the world.
Please note: This program takes place inside Rough Point Museum, and all visitors will be required to wear a mask and show proof of vaccination upon check-in.