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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Grab your blanket, a basket of snacks, and your favorite people to celebrate Friday! Now in its second year, Rough Point’s monthly outdoor arts performances return in the Formal Garden with a rousing show by the Portermen, a traditional sea shanty group from Newburyport.
Doors open at 6:00pm, program begins at 6:30pm
Please note: This program has been moved inside to the Great Hall at Rough Point Museum. Attendees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon check-in and wear a mask inside the museum.