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.
Welcome to A Rough Point Holiday
Thank you for visiting us today! There is a lot to see and hear 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 Rough Point holiday traditions 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.