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Rough Point is a mansion and a museum with an extensive collection of fine and decorative arts and a sprawling historic landscape with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The property is experienced today largely as it was lived in during the lifetime of its most famous owner, the heiress, philanthropist, and preservationist Doris Duke.


We look forward to welcoming you safely onsite for a self-guided experience at Rough Point.

During Your Visit:

  • Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be on hand (at a socially-safe distance) to chat with you about the history of the museum and the collections and to answer your questions.
  • You will access information about the grounds and gardens from your own personal device or you may request a one-time use paper copy. This information will be accessible after your visit, as well. Please bring your own headphones if you would like to access digital content onsite.

For inquiries about private tours, please contact Jen Davis (

Visit our online museum store!

The products of the Newport Restoration Foundation Store celebrate the life and passions of our founder, Doris Duke. We invite you to explore our curated collections—including unique, one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by our museums’ design, collections, and stories— exclusively available here.

Click here to start shopping from home or visit

  • For a limited time, standard shipping is free
  • Free drop-off delivery for Aquidneck Island addresses (Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, RI)
  • Contactless pick-up is available at 51 Touro St.


Museum Hours

March 20 – April 4

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm

April 6 – June 27th

Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm; Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

June 29 – October 3

Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00-5:00pm

October 5 – November 14th

Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm; Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

Museum Tickets
Adults: $20.00
Students with ID: $10.00
Children 12 & under: Free

Active military members receive free admission with ID.

Grounds & Gardens access included in museum admission.

Grounds Pass 
All visitors: $5

Combine Your Ticket
Purchase a combined ticket to both Whitehorne House Museum* and Rough Point Museum for only $25!
*Whitehorne House Museum is closed for the regular season and will reopen May 2021.


680 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI

Parking is available at the property. The estate is fully air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.

The Collection

Portrait of Charles Oldfield Bowles by Hoppner

Pair of wrought iron console tables with gilding

“Grotto” style piano stool

Infant Christ Asleep by Duquesnoy

Large Cizhou baluster jar

Portrait of Thomas Freeman, Jr., Esq. by Hoare

See The Collection
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