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 April to November.
Experience the only museum in the world specializing in 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts.
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.
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.
Holidays in Hawaii Images
Click here to learn about the camels
Holiday Recipes at Rough Point
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.
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.