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.
The landscape at Rough Point is as much a work of art as the paintings and decorative arts inside. As you see them today, Rough Point’s property is approximately 10.8 acres.
Although aspects of the landscape have evolved over time, the original design by Frederick Law Olmsted emphasized the connection of the property and the ocean.
Doris Duke's beloved Bactrian camels, Princess and Baby, summered on the Rough Point lawn from 1988 to 1993. The infamous pair were tough on the grass and plants, but are remembered fondly through topiary sculptures, featuring drought-tolerant sedum, that were added in 2008 and are now an iconic feature of the property.