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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


Interested in a shorter, self-directed visit to the museum or more time to see the special exhibitions? Self-guided Roam Around Rough Point hours offer visitors a chance to explore the house, galleries, and gardens at their own pace. Knowledgeable guides are on hand to answer questions and share their favorite stories.

Roam Around Rough Point Hours: Saturday & Wednesday
The museum is open for self-guided visits, Saturday from 3-5:00 and Wednesdays from 5-7:00. Please note that tickets will not be issued after 4:45 on Saturdays and 6:45 on Wednesdays.

Grounds Pass: Tuesday–Sunday
Explore the historic landscape and enjoy spectacular ocean views, between 9:30–5:00.

Adults: $10.00
Children 12 & under: Free

Ground Pass
All visitors: $5

Group Tours
For groups larger than 11 visitors, please visit our Group Tours page.


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. We invite you to explore the grounds on your own or join us for a guided garden tour.

Museum Tours: Tuesday-Sunday
75-minute tours depart every half hour, beginning at 9:30 and ending at 3:30. Last tour on Saturday is at 2:00 pm.

Garden Tours: Tuesday-Friday @ 2:00
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. Free with purchase of ticket.

Adults: $25.00
Ages 13-18 & Students w/ ID: $10.00
Children 12 & under: Free

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

Group Tours
For groups larger than 11 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

Della Robbia fruit baskets

Portrait of Charles Oldfield Bowles by Hoppner

20 panels of hand painted Chinese wallpaper

Nymph Attributed to Clodion

Portrait of Mrs. Charlotte Denison by Hoppner

Pantsuit by Emilio Pucci

See The Collection
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