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.
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This summer, the NRF crews will be breaking down preservation basics at some of our 80+ colonial-era properties across Newport. Check out the projects that keep our staff busy, ask your burning questions, and enjoy a rare look at some of the hidden gems of Newport’s streetscapes. And keep your eyes on NRF’s social media for where to find us this season!
First up is the Buloid-Perry House at 29 Touro Street. Like many buildings in Newport, the Buloid-Perry House has several important connections to Newport history — in one building, we have examples of four important themes: religious toleration, Naval influence, creative survival in communities of color, and the changing urban landscape as Newport’s needs changed over time. Drop by to learn more.