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.
In 2019's exhibition, NRF invited visitors to learn more about Doris Duke by looking honestly at her interests, complexities, and eccentricities to see beyond the myths often associated with her life. This year, Beyond Fortune: Myths & Truths of Doris Duke continues the discussion based on the questions last year's visitors asked about Doris through an interactive talk back panel. See your burning questions answered along with new objects and fabulous fashions on view from the Rough Point collection.