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.
Visit Doris Duke’s art-filled mansion and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the extensive grounds. Open late March to November.
The Vernon House is a site for expansive story-telling, contemporary dialogue, and preservation trades skill-building.
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.
This April, hundreds of Rhode Island nonprofits are participating in the first-ever statewide giving day known as #401Gives. Starting at 6:00 a.m on April 1, you can visit 401gives.org and make a donation to one or more of the many participating nonprofit organizations in the Rhode Island community.
What is 401Gives?
401Gives is an initiative of United Way of Rhode Island. Its purpose is to bring a collective voice to Rhode Island’s nonprofit community and deepen the state’s culture of philanthropy. At a time when everyone is feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits rely on the support of their members, visitors and donors like you to keep their missions moving forward.
Whether you decide to make a gift to NRF on April 1, or another organization, we hope you will participate if you’re able. The Newport community needs your help during this time. Together, we can make a difference and help offset the economic impact many local nonprofits are facing.
How can you make a difference on 401Gives Day?
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Development Coordinator Alicia Cipriano at 401-849-7300, Ext. 117.
Thank you in advance for your generosity, for participating in this greater community effort, and for caring about the well-being of all Rhode Islanders!
The project begins in 2024 at 38 Green Street
The Phase I restoration at Rough Point has been awarded a 2023 AIA Honor and Design Citation from the American Institute of Architects, Rhode Island.