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.
The staff of the Newport Restoration Foundation is pleased to welcome visitors to our properties. Over the past few months we have been in constant discussion, planning how to make our reopening as safe as can be and to comply with local and state laws and guidelines, as well as the health and safety guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control.
This year’s experience will be a little different from years past, as we create visitor experiences that simultaneously share the fascinating histories of our founder, Doris Duke, and her collections as well as the remarkable beauty of those collections and our grounds while insisting on social distancing and other health and safety guidelines. Here is what to expect when you come to a NRF museum in the 2020 season.
At Rough Point, we will open the grounds on June 23rd and the house on July 7th. As you will see below, all entries to the grounds and our museums will be timed, allow a specific number of people onsite at any time, and all ticket purchases will be online and contactless. Please check our website for updates or call us at 401-847-8344 if you need assistance.
Whitehorne House Museum is planned to reopen Wednesday, July 15.
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