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.
Prescott Farm preserves 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.
Beginning in the 1970s, Doris Duke relocated several historic buildings to the property, including an eye-catching windmill.
Prescott Farm is open to the public daily, from dawn to dusk.
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2009 West Main Road
401–846–4152 ext. 123
The grounds are free and open to the public daily dawn to dusk.
Prescott Farm’s landscape is typical of rural Aquidneck Island in the 18th and 19th centuries, with gentle sloping land, good soil, fields lined with stonewalls, and areas of scrub trees and brush.
Doris Duke, purchased the 40–acre farm in 1969 with the intent of preserving historic open space and creating a space for additional historic buildings rescued from imminent demolition.
This site has a history intimately tied to the American Revolution. General Prescott, commander of the British occupying force, was captured from his headquarters here at the Nichols-Overing House.