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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


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.


Museum Hours

October 5 – November 14th

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


Join us for A Rough Point Holiday!

Weekends starting November 26 – January 2

Tickets now available! Click here to learn more.


Museum Tickets
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 Doris Duke at 11 years old

Tapestry with scenes of amorous couples

Near Reef of Norman’s Woe by Lane

Large Cizhou baluster jar

Famille Rose covered jars with phoenix and cranes among peonies

Pair of wrought iron console tables with gilding

See The Collection
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