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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.
  • Get the Mobile Guide before you go! Search “Newport Restoration Foundation” in the App Store or on the Play Store to download. Use the interactive map to find out more about the rooms, collections, and people of Rough Point. Watch behind-the-scenes videos related to the caretaking of the collections, virtually step inside spaces not on the tour path, and encounter special object highlights. 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.

Join us for A Rough Point Holiday!

Weekends starting November 26 – January 2, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Christmas Day)


Unfortunately an NRF employee has been exposed to COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, we will be closed for A Rough Point Holiday this weekend December 18 and 19. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For tickets for future weekends: Click here to learn more.


Restoring Rough Point

Please pardon our appearance as Rough Point’s exterior is currently being restored in order to protect the house and its collection from water infiltration. Prior to your visit, please be aware of potential exterior scaffolding and sound that may occur during your museum experience. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to the museum.

About the Project

Rough Point’s oceanfront location makes it subject to frequent battering from strong winds, saltwater spray, and harmful storms. Over time, these forces degrade the exterior materials that protect the inside of the house from water and other elements. The scope of the project includes improving the water drainage system, replacing the damaged brownstone and slate roof, and repairing the masonry.

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

Rough Point is a Blue Star Museum. Active-duty military and families receive free admission from May 15-September 6, 2021.

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 Raphael Franco by Gainsborough

Dutch Rococo marquetry chairs

Study for Decorative panel with two hounds by Oudry

Carved and Gilded Rococo Double Doors

Portrait of Doris Duke at 11 years old

Pantsuit by Emilio Pucci

See The Collection
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