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.
You’re invited to enjoy jazz at home as Doris Duke did! Whether performed by her musician friends or by Doris herself, music often filled the halls of Rough Point. NRF is bringing jazz back to Rough Point for a special virtual event: “Jazz in the House – Featuring Mike Renzi Trio, and vocals by Nicolas King.”
Part one of this special event will premiere at 7:00 pm EST on Tuesday, August 25. Part two will premiere on Tuesday, September 22.
No registration necessary. This video program will be available for viewing on YouTube after its completion.
Click here to join the event: https://youtu.be/mZf0lZUJKEs
We hope you will consider supporting NRF’s free online educational programming by making a donation. Please click here to give today.