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.
2562 West Main Road
Portsmouth community members approached NRF about acquiring the Almy-Cory house after learning it was slated for demolition at its original location on East Main Road. This house is an excellent and scarce example of a rural, Federal style home built for an upper-middle class farmer.
Document research indicates it was built between 1797 and 1802. The center chimney, two story, five-room plan so popular from the mid-1700s through 1820, and the largely intact interior details, made this house worth saving as an exemplar of the Federal style. The house was disassembled and moved in 2004 and has undergone restoration and is now included in our unique tenant steward program.
Photo of the house before restoration.