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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We’re talking Turkey Oaks! In collaboration with the Newport Tree Conservancy, we welcome you to the grounds of Rough Point to learn more about the history of the estate’s Turkey Oak tree and the landscape surrounding it, and to explore NTC’s current propagation efforts to preserve its lineage.
This free program will take place outside on the grounds; in the event of inclement weather the program will move inside to our Great Hall. Please register to reserve your spot!
The Newport Tree Conservancy is dedicated to fostering a healthy growing urban forest in the City of Newport, Rhode Island through a permanent tree management and planting program, for the benefit of present and future citizens of Newport. In 2017, the Newport Tree Conservancy established the Heritage Tree Center. The Heritage Tree Center is an emerging resource for the study, protection and propagation of some of Rhode Island’s most unique, historic, and at-risk heritage trees.