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.
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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.