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.
Join us in the Formal Garden at Rough Point Museum for a performance by Cheryl Savageau, Abenaki poet, and Pulitzer Prize nominee. Savageau’s poetry retells Abenaki stories, often focusing on the unrecognized lives of women and the working class, enriched by the landscape and ecology of New England. Blankets, picnics, and chairs are welcome.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance begins at 6:30 p.m.
Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.
Please note: This program is scheduled to take place outside on the grounds of Rough Point. In the event of inclement weather, this program will move indoors to the Great Hall; visitors will then be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon check-in and wear a mask inside the museum. Notice will be sent in advance of location changes, and refunds will be issued if needed.