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.
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.