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.
I am pleased to announce that Newport Restoration Foundation is launching a monthly giving program – the Restoration Partners program – and I hope you will consider joining us in this new initiative. You may already be familiar with monthly giving programs, as there are many national charities and local organizations that have formalized, popular programs. Perhaps you are participating in one right now.
Monthly donors give automatically each month through their credit card or bank account. By participating in the Restoration Partners program, your monthly contribution can be directed immediately toward NRF’s ongoing work:
There are many advantages to joining the Restoration Partners program. Your monthly gift is fully tax-deductible and automatically charged to your credit card or bank account. As a Partner you will receive special benefits and invitations to private events. We will send you a year-end tax statement outlining your cumulative giving.
Just imagine what Newport would look like had our founder, Doris Duke, not invested in its architectural heritage? Members of the Restoration Partners program are vital in providing NRF with ongoing and consistent support to help us perpetuate Doris Duke’s legacy of preserving and protecting the cultural heritage of the city we love. As this is NRF’s 51st year of preserving Newport, our goal is to sign up at least 51 members of the community to participate in this new endeavor. We hope you will be among the first 51 to join us.
Please visit our website at www.newportrestoration.org/donate to learn more about the program and to make your gift. Thank you for supporting NRF and for caring about the work we do to preserve Newport’s unparalleled heritage.
2020 was a year of care and creativity at NRF’s museums. New on the NRF blog, Dr. Erik Greenberg, NRF’s Director of Museums, reflects on the past year’s challenges and triumphs and looks forward to the future.
In part two of our special interview with Rough Point' Estate Gardener Tessa Young, we talk about off-season gardening at Rough Point, advice on how to prep your plants and gardens for the winter, and how to successfully get cozy this winter with houseplants.
We took a moment to interview Pamela Carolino Lima, Head Housekeeper at NRF, to hear more about projects during the off-season at Rough Point, get advice for cleaning furniture and other surfaces in our homes, and preserving our museums for future generations to enjoy.
With profound sadness, Newport Restoration Foundation shares the news of the passing on November 28, 2020 of our former Board Chair, Roger Mandle.