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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.

What’s On


Museum Hours
The museum is closed for the 2019 regular season, reopening April 2020.

Rough Point Museum will be open for holiday programming December 7, 14, 21 & 28. Click here for more information.


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

Ground 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 closes for the season after October 27, 2019.

Group Tours
For groups larger than 10 visitors, please visit our Group Tours page.


Guided Tours
Highlights of the Museum guided tours introduce the singular personality of Doris Duke through the home she created, the art she collected, and the causes she embraced. The tour visits two floors of the house and special exhibition galleries. Tours last approximately 60 minutes.

Tours offered daily at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Included with admission.

Garden Tours
30-minute tour of the historic gardens at Rough Point. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views as we talk about the transformation of the grounds over the seasons and how NRF’s celebrates Doris Duke’s interest in environmental conservation and sustainable horticulture. Weather permitting.

Tours offered daily at 1:30 pm. Included with admission.

Roam Around Rough Point
After hours access to the house, special exhibitions, and the grounds

Wednesdays, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Newport, RI County Residents are free!

Tickets for all admissions available at the door; no advance reservation necessary.

Group Tours
For groups larger than 10 visitors,
please visit our Group Tours page.

680 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI

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

The Collection

Pair of musical automatons by John Henry Cox

Portrait bust of Julius Caesar in bronze

Portrait of Charles Oldfield Bowles by Hoppner

Near Reef of Norman’s Woe by Lane

Dutch Rococo marquetry chairs

Portrait of Lady Fitzroy, nee Mundy by Hoppner

See The Collection
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