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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Learn the art of traditional stone wall construction and repair from the experts. Join master class instructors Chris and Dan Smith for their fifteenth year leading this hands-on workshop. Great for owners of historic properties in New England who have stone walls on their land, or for anyone interested in the history and craft of stone walls.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided for all participants. If you have work gloves, please bring them along.