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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Join us in the pocket garden at the Whitehorne House Museum with furniture conservator Randy S. Wilkinson of Fallon & Wilkinson, LLC as he guides you through the very basics of wood identification. In this demonstration, he will highlight the typical woods used in Newport furniture as well as the unexpected. This program will also provide a rare opportunity to examine a Rhode Island desk made of rarely-seen red cedar wood.