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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Join us for a deeper dive into the Rough Point collection during our Spotlight Talks on Tuesday, October 22! When you purchase general admission to the museum on this day, you can experience expanded talks about particular items and topics of interest from our expert tour guides. Whether it is taking a closer look at Doris Duke’s spectacular mother of pearl collection, or learning about the fabulous fashions in portraits, you can discover the hidden stories behind some of our favorite pieces. These talks will repeat throughout the day, no advance registration required!
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