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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At our next virtual Second Sunday program, we’ll join Clean Ocean Access to learn more about recycling here in Newport. We’ll visit the trash skimmer at Perrotti Park, discover what happens when we throw plastic away, and find out how composting works. Stick around for the end of the video, where you can learn how to make a book out of recycled materials to celebrate National Book Lovers’ Day on August 9!
This special virtual experience will premiere at 6:00 pm EST on Sunday, August 9 on our YouTube channel. No registration necessary. This video program will be available for viewing on YouTube after its completion.
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