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.
« All Events
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.