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Please click on the links below to learn more about the history of Rough Point, Doris Duke, and the collection.

Rough Point Museum

Great Hall

Meet the enigmatic woman in Dutch artist Ferdinand Bol’s Portrait of A Young Woman, ca. 1640. Listen to tour guide Karen talk about this fascinating work.

Meet the infamous Diane de Poitiers, who may be the woman featured in this ca. 1640s portrait attributed to an artist in the circle of Francois Clouet. Listen to tour guide Johanna discuss the life and legacy of Diane de Poitiers—and then decide for yourself if Diane was a devious manipulator or a clever survivor

Yellow Room

The Yellow Room at first glance looks like it has been frozen in time since the period Doris Duke’s parents lived at Rough Point, but a closer look reveals Doris’s careful addition of pieces that complement the room. Listen to find out more.

Music Room


Stair Hall

Morning Room

Listen as tour guide Susan tells the story of stumpwork—a form of needlework.

Dining Room

The Butler's Pantry


Gallery Hallway

Doris Duke’s Bedroom

One of the most striking features of Doris Duke’s bedroom is the many mother-of-pearl objects on display. Watch as tour guide Linda shares the story behind Doris’s love of all things mother-of-pearl.

Second Floor Landing

Grand Staircase

Meet Nanaline Inman Holt Duke (1870/71-1962) through an audio overview of this 1907 portrait displayed on Rough Point’s Stair Case.

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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

  • 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 for more information about this program, or to make a one-time gift.

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