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Welcome to A Rough Point Holiday

Thank you for coming to visit us today. There is a lot to see, hear, and smell (but not touch!) here at Rough Point, so we wanted to point out a few highlights to help guide you.

Please click on the links below to learn more about the history of holidays at Rough Point, how Doris Duke celebrated Christmas, and winter caretaking practices past and present.

Great Hall

Music Room

Solarium

Yellow Room

Dining Room

Butler’s Pantry

Stay in Touch!

We invite you to explore the remarkable mansion of an unconventional heiress from home! Please follow our Facebook, Instagram or YouTube pages for the latest updates from Rough Point.

Visit our online museum store!

The products of the Newport Restoration Foundation Store celebrate the life and passions of our founder, Doris Duke. We invite you to explore our curated collections—including unique, one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by our museums’ design, collections, and stories— exclusively available here.

Click here to start shopping from home or visit shopnewportrestoration.org.

  • Order $50 or more and shipping is free
  • Free drop-off delivery for Aquidneck Island addresses (Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, RI)
  • Contactless pick-up is available at 51 Touro St.

NRF invites you to support and protect historically significant properties like Rough Point for today’s visitors and future generations to enjoy.

By participating in Restoration Partners, NRF’s monthly giving program, your gift provides ongoing and consistent support to help preserve the cultural heritage of Newport. Partners receive a welcome packet, invitations to events, e-newsletters, and periodic partner perks.

When you make a gift to NRF, you’re expressing your enthusiasm and confidence in the work we do to care for special places like Rough Point and our other museum properties, Whitehorne House Museum and Prescott Farm.

Please visit newportrestoration.org/support for more information about this program, or to make a one-time gift.

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