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.
This position is responsible for overseeing as well as participating in providing year round maintenance of the grounds and facilities of Rough Point, Whitehorne House, Prescott Farm and preservation properties.
According to former staff, when Doris Duke particularly enjoyed a recipe she would have it faxed to her other homes so that the cooks in each house could learn how to make the dish. Here are some recipes from Doris Duke’s personal recipe collection.
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.
As a member of the Newport community, NRF embraces the textured history of the city, and welcomes the stories and memories of the many different people who lived and live here.
Check out our Holiday Gift Guide to help make it easier to find that special gift this holiday season.
We took some time to interview Estate Gardener, Tessa Young, to see what goes into winterizing the grounds of Rough Point, what the camels will be up to, as well as what not-to-miss when you visit the museum this fall and winter.
The University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners, who generously care for the gardens at NRF's Prescott Farm, have grown pumpkins which will be donated this month to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Newport.
Could you imagine spending a summer unboxing Doris Duke’s wardrobe? This year, Rough Point Museum received a donation of hundreds of fashion items from the collection at Shangri La, Doris Duke’s home in Hawaii. Summer 2020 Collections Intern, Alyssa C. Opishinski, was tasked with documenting these items and explains what it was like “Time Traveling Through Doris Duke’s Wardrobe.”