NRF promotes and invests in the architectural heritage of the Newport community, the traditional building trades, and Doris Duke’s fine and decorative arts collections, for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all.
As a leader in the preservation of early American architecture, NRF supports research and education in areas directly related to its collections and issues of critical concern to the field of historic preservation.
Tour Doris Duke’s art-filled mansion and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the extensive grounds, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Open late March to November.
Experience the only museum in the world specializing in 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts. Open late May to October.
Explore 40 acres of open space, a tribute to the agrarian heritage of Aquidneck Island. The site is open daily from dawn to dusk for public enjoyment.
Newport Restoration Foundation holds one of the largest collections of period architecture owned by a single organization anywhere in the United States.
Celebrate excellence in historic preservation efforts within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Live amidst history by renting one of our many historic properties.
Help us to continue a lived-in legacy by becoming a Restoration Partner today.
Fall is in full swing and programming continues at Rough Point Museum. We hope you will join us for the exciting variety of programs planned this month!
TGIF Performance with Mixtapes and Pitches with Attitude
Rough Point Museum (680 Bellevue Ave.)
Friday, October 7
$15, $5 for Salve Regina University students
Salve Regina University’s a cappella groups, Mixtapes and Pitches with Attitude, will close out our TGIF performances for 2022! Pack a picnic, bring chairs or blankets, and join us in the Formal Garden. Doors open at 6 p.m. In the event of rain, this program will be held indoors.
Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.
Asian Export Art: A Discussion with Karina Corrigan
Rough Point Museum
Thursday, October 20
Karina Corrigan, Associate Director – Collections and the H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art at the Peabody Essex Museum, will discuss the collecting of Asian export art (art made in China, Japan, and South Asia for export around the world) by Doris Duke, her parents, and others in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her talk will highlight pieces on display in our special exhibition, Inspired by Asia: Highlights from the Duke Family Collection.
Spooky Roam Around Rough Point
Rough Point Museum
Saturday, October 29
5 to 7 p.m.
$20, free for Newport County residents
Just in time for Halloween, grab your costume and come see Rough Point at its spookiest. Rooms will be illuminated by candlelight and the Formal Garden will be decorated with jack-o-lanterns.
Museum Property Updates:
Rough Point Museum is open for the regular season through Sunday, November 13. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The museum will also be open on Monday, October 10 for Indigenous Peoples Day. Rough Point will reopen for A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from November 25 to January 1 (excluding December 24 and 25). Ring in the winter season with us at Jazz in the House on Saturday, November 26 at 6 p.m.
Whitehorne House Museum, at 416 Thames Street in Newport, will close for the season on Sunday, October 30. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Prescott Farm, at 2009 West Main Road in Middletown, is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Summer programming for visitors of all ages continues at Rough Point Museum, Whitehorne House Museum, and Prescott Farm!