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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 arrangements of the rooms, the  fine and decorative arts and fashion collections, and a historic landscape with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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

  • 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)

2022 Operating Schedule (subject to change):

Friday-Sunday: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

CLOSED December 24 & 25



A Rough Point Holiday (November 25-January 1, 2023)

General Admission: $15.00
Students with ID: $8.00
Children 12 & under: Free


Museum Tickets (March-mid-November)
General Admission: $20.00
Students with ID: $10.00
Children 12 & under: Free

Rough Point is a Blue Star Museum.



680 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI

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

The Collection

Portrait of the Marchioness of Wellesley by Hoppner

12 armchairs and a settee with tapestry seats featuring Fables of La Fontaine

Sunburst clock

Study for Decorative panel with two hounds by Oudry

Silk Velvet Jacket by Balenciaga

Portrait of a Young Woman by Bol

See The Collection
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