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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.

Current Exhibitions

What’s On


Museum Hours
The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Wednesday until 7:00 pm.  

Visit the remarkable mansion of an unconventional heiress. Admission to Rough Point includes access to the house, galleries, and gardens for exploration at your own pace. Knowledgeable guides are on hand to answer questions and share their favorite stories.

Please Note: Rough Point will be closed to the public on Friday, October 4.

Grounds Pass: Tuesday – Sunday
Explore the historic landscape and enjoy spectacular ocean views, between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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 18-September 2, 2019.

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 opens for the season May 29, 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 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 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 11:00 am and 2:00 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

Pantsuit by Emilio Pucci

Tapestry with scenes of amorous couples

“Grotto” style piano stool

Tapestry with proclamation scene

Carved and Gilded Rococo Double Doors

Curiosity cabinet

See The Collection
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