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.
We welcome groups to experience the beauty of Rough Point. Guided group tours introduce the singular personality of Doris Duke through the home she created, the art she collected, and the causes she embraced. The 60-minute tour visits two floors of the house and special exhibition galleries. We invite your group to explore the grounds on your own, before or after your tour. A guided garden tour may be added for an additional fee.
*Please note: Guided Group Tours are suspended until further notice.*
To inquire about guided private or self-guided group tours, please contact Jen Duguid (firstname.lastname@example.org), Manager of Frontline Operations.
Please note Rough Point cannot accommodate motorcoaches and/or large buses.
Parking is available onsite. The facilities will accommodate 36-passenger vehicles and smaller.
Accessibility: The estate is fully air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.
To inquire about group tours, or to arrange a visit, contact Jen Duguid (email@example.com), Manager of Frontline Operations