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.
Living in a historic home, or thinking about living in one some day? Our preservation team at NRF is here to share their knowledge and expertise on everything from historic paint colors to researching the history of your own home.
Keeping History Above Water
Newport Historical Society
Preservation Society of Newport County
Preserve Rhode Island
Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission
Rhode Island Historical Society
Rhode Island Land Trust Council
Roger Williams University/Architecture & Historic Preservation Program
Salve Regina University/Cultural & Historic Preservation Program
Historic New England
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
National Preservation Institute (NPI)
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Park Service (NPS):
Cultural Resource Program
Heritage Preservation Services
National Historic Landmark Program
National Register of Historic Places
Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
Technical Preservation Services
National Barn Alliance
Partners for Sacred Places
Advisory Council for Historic Preservation
Preservation Green Lab
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Green Building Council