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.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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, please email email@example.com