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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Grab your blanket, a basket of snacks, and your favorite people to celebrate Friday with the Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS)! Join us as the storytellers share emancipation-themed stories in the Formal Garden at Rough Point.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance begins at 6:30 p.m.
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.
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.