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 for a new Whitehorne From Home series, Furniture Inside Out, where we take a close look at one exceptional piece in the Whitehorne House Museum collection. We’ll explore how it was made, how it functioned (and still functions), and even unpack some of the current mysteries surrounding the object—from the inside out.
This episode features Jeffrey Greene, a furniture maker and independent researcher specializing in 18th-century furniture, and takes a close look at the construction and artistry of a dressing table (or lowboy) that is currently on display on the second floor of Whitehorne House Museum.
This special virtual experience will premiere at 6:00 pm EST on Tuesday, August 18 on our YouTube channel. No registration or payment necessary. This video program will be available for viewing on YouTube after its completion.
Click here to join the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AWHaDGnLk
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