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.
Opening July 1, 2023: NRF and Art&Newport are excited to present a group artists exhibition on cards and card playing: Games, Gamblers & Cartomancers: The New Cardsharps
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.
The Cliff Walk has been an accessible public path since the year 1640 and originally meandered across the lawn close to where the house is now. Olmsted relocated it to the water's edge by introducing a stone arch bridge across the rocky inlet. The bridge washed out in the hurricanes of 1938 and 1954, and for decades, a series of plank bridges took its place. In 2005, the State of Rhode Island built the bridge you see today, which evokes Olmsted's original design in the use of stone over a steel infrastructure.