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.
On the second floor of Rough Point there are two gallery spaces that were created when the house was converted from a private residence to a public museum – one in the place of a master bedroom, the other replacing an apartment used by household staff. These flexible spaces allow for a program of exhibitions that change on an annual basis and highlight areas of Doris Duke's collecting interests or other cultural and philanthropic activities.
For 2020, we welcome you to learn more about Doris Duke in the exhibition "Beyond Fortune: Myths & Truths of Doris Duke".