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.
In the Waves by Melissa McGill is a series of live free public art performances coming this August to Rough Point! You are invited to join the ensemble and take part in this inclusive movement based artwork which evokes the urgency of rising sea levels and a rapidly changing climate.
Working in a garden makes you keep track of seasons and time in a different way than the calendar. As the Estate Gardener at the Newport Restoration Foundation, I watch for the year’s passing through the evolution of the grounds, what blooms and what fades, and I feel more in tune with the world through the looking glass of nature.
Join us in July for activities for all ages across three museums on Aquidneck Island.
Join the Newport Restoration Foundation and its Whitehorne House Museum for a series of online discussions that explore why Americans routinely seek inspiration from the material culture and personalities of British, colonial America. In other words, “Why do we return to the Colonial Revival?”
Newport Restoration Foundation is excited to be able to bring in-person programs and events back to our museums starting June 4. Rough Point Museum, Whitehorne House Museum, and Prescott Farm will offer a variety of free and ticketed programs for all ages and interests.
NRF Tenant Steward Sandra Liotus took a moment to tell us about her journey to discovering NRF's John Davis House and her experience living amidst history for the last 23 years.
In the Fall of 2020, the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) embarked on a historic structures report (HSR) at the William Vernon House (46 Clarke Street). The process has literally taken NRF behind the walls, and beneath the floorboards, to gain a deeper understanding of the building’s history.
Let's take a closer look at the stories behind the fashion items in the Rough Point collection that were made by some not-so-famous designers!
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NRF is hiring for part-time and full-time positions for the Grounds and Gardens Crew for maintenance of the grounds and facilities of Rough Point, Whitehorne House, Prescott Farm and preservation properties.