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 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!
This year, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Rough Point Museum being open to the public, and this is the second year that the Whitehorne House Museum will be open to the public after a long period of rethinking and reinterpretation. This seemed like a good moment to reflect back on the work we’ve done and the work we aspire to do at both museums.
A letter from the Newport Restoration Foundation in regard to the future of the Christopher Townsend House.
Learn how to make your own art from nature!
A field journal is important to the work of scientists who study nature, and they’re pretty fun to make too!