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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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