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.
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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You are invited to a special virtual Second Sunday experience. Each month NRF joins with a non-profit partner to dig deeper into the many stories of Prescott Farm and Aquidneck Island.
Our third digital Second Sunday installment sets its sights on our feathered friends—birds! First, Save the Bay introduces us to what makes birds so unique. Next, the Audubon Society of RI shows us how fun it can be to go bird watching. Then, learn how to make your own paper bird to keep at home! Click here for instructions: www.thesprucecrafts.com/origami-flapping-bird-tutorial
Keep your birdwatching observations in your own field journal! Click here to learn how make one: www.newportrestoration.org/making-a-field-journal/
This video program will be available for viewing on YouTube after its completion. We hope you will consider supporting NRF’s free online educational programming by making a donation. Please click here to give today: https://bit.ly/2z68z7I