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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.

Current Exhibitions

What’s On

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! 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 (jen@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)

2022 Operating Schedule (subject to change):

Tuesday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm

 

PLEASE NOTE

Please pardon our appearance as Rough Point’s exterior is currently being restored in order to protect the house and its collection from water infiltration. Please be aware of exterior scaffolding and equipment onsite.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to the museum.

Museum Tickets (includes access to the house, special exhibition, and grounds & gardens)
General Admission: $20.00
Students with ID: $10.00
Children 12 & under: Free

Rough Point is a Blue Star Museum.

Combine Your Ticket
Purchase a combined ticket to both Whitehorne House Museum* and Rough Point Museum for only $25! Combo tickets must be purchased onsite or by calling 401-847-8344.

 

FOR TICKETS

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

Sleeping Putto

Portrait of the Marchioness of Wellesley by Hoppner

Dutch Rococo marquetry chairs

Portrait of Charles, Prince of Wales, later Charles II, by Van Dyck

Desk and bookcase

Beauvais tapestry with the arms of France and Navarre

See The Collection
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