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.
You’re invited to join us for the virtual 2020 Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards! We will be celebrating community members who have made significant contributions to the preservation and character of Aquidneck Island at our virtual event on Friday, September 11 at 6:00 PM EST.
Click here to RSVP and receive access link: www.newportrestoration.org/rsvp-ddpa
The Doris Duke Preservation Awards are a collaboration of the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and the City of Newport. The awards recognize and celebrate preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation projects that help to protect the historic sites, landscapes, and overall character of Aquidneck Island. The award winners were chosen by a jury comprised of representatives from the Newport Restoration Foundation, the City of Newport, and individuals involved in historic preservation at the local and state levels.
This year, NRF recognizes the following projects:
– BankNewport (1930), Washington Square, Newport, RI
– Edgar House “Sunnyside” (1885), Old Beach Road, Newport, RI
– International Tennis Hall of Fame: Frieze Restoration (1879-81), Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI
Many thanks to our generous sponsors for supporting this annual fundraising event. Please visit newportrestoration.org/DDPA for more information.