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.
What’s the story behind Whitehorne House’s windows? When Mill Supervisor Peter Raposa was tasked with restoring these historic sashes, the investigation began to uncover just how original these windows were to the home.
NRF is seeking a Property Manager to efficiently and effectively manage approximately 75 residential and commercial leases. This position is also the first point of contact for walk-in visitors, callers, organizational partners, and vendors at NRF’s headquarters.
It’s hard to imagine an heiress wearing a t-shirt, but you may be surprised to know Doris Duke collected many t-shirts from the places she visited. Paige Bailey, NRF’s curatorial graduate intern for 2021, got up close and personal with some unique items from Doris Duke’s wardrobe this past summer and fall, and shared her experience for the NRF Blog.
Newport Restoration Foundation is excited to be able to continue in-person programs and events at our museums this fall.
Newport Restoration Foundation is excited to be able to continue in-person programs and events at our museums this September
The Foreman is responsible for overseeing as well as participating in providing year-round maintenance of the grounds and facilities of Rough Point, Whitehorne House Museum, Prescott Farm, and the preservation properties.
In the Waves by Melissa McGill is a series of live free public art performances coming this August to Rough Point.
Learn about fun programs and events coming to our museums this August!
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.