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Rough Point Museum was the Newport home of heiress, collector, and philanthropist Doris Duke (1912-1993). Experience Doris Duke’s life and legacy through the house, the fine and decorative arts and fashion collections, and a historic landscape with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Visit

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! Download here or 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  visit@newportrestoration.org

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 shopnewportrestoration.org.

  • Standard shipping is free with a $35 or more order
  • Free drop-off delivery for Aquidneck Island addresses (Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, RI)
  • Contactless pick-up is available at 680 Bellevue Ave (Rough Point)

2024 Operating Schedule (subject to change):

Rough Point Museum is currently closed.

We anticipate reopening on March 16th.

 

 

BUY TICKETS

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

Newport County Residents: Free (general admission)

 

Rough Point is a Blue Star Museum.

680 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI
401–847–8344
visit@newportrestoration.org

Parking is available onsite. The house is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.

The Collection

Portrait of Mountjoy Blount, Earl of Newport and George, Lord Goring by Van Dyck

Portrait of Lady Fitzroy, nee Mundy by Hoppner

Near Reef of Norman’s Woe by Lane

The Visit of the Stadtholder Prince Frederik to the Fleet of the States General at Dordrecht, 1646

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

Portrait of Nanaline Holt Inman Duke

See The Collection
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