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 April to November.
Experience the only museum in the world specializing in 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts.
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.
Whether you are looking for a perfect gift or are celebrating the coming of spring, check out what’s new at our museum store. Thank you for shopping local and supporting your favorite museums!
For lounging in style: Featuring custom patterns from Rough Point and Whitehorne House Museum, these super comfy and stylish lounge pants are ultra soft and come with handy front pockets. Perfect for being at home or on the go!
Doris Duke’s recently re-upholstered chaise lounge inspired us with its bold blossoms, birds, and butterflies pattern. Check out our new carry-all and yoga pants featuring this fabulous pattern.
Send a note through snail mail (or a #camelgram). Send a note to a friend or collect these postcards as prints!
For tea-enthusiasts: Featuring delicious flavors and custom patterns inspired by Rough Point and Whitehorne House Museum, this collection has everything you need for a fancy afternoon tea or for enjoying a cozy, relaxing cuppa.
These custom coasters protect surfaces from spills, work well with a cozy cup of tea, and make perfect gifts.
For journaling : Jot down your thoughts, record your dreams, decompress after a long day, make lists, or doodle away with these custom, themed journals. Now in the popular Floral Wallpaper pattern!
For those who know every day is Caturday: Named after Whitehorne House Museum’s honorary cat, Luna the onrament is a purrfect and festive addition to your home. And unlike the real Luna, this ornament is safe around holiday trees!
Get ready for spring: Don’t forget your gardener gloves—our collection now includes *new* Garden of Paradise arm saver gloves and our weeder gloves are now back in stock!
Cozy up with this soft, handmade Newport Blanket, named for the city of Newport. Perfect for a sunrise yoga session, gathering together for s’mores around a bonfire, getting comfy for a movie marathon, listening to a music festival, enjoying a good book in a grassy park, watching sunsets on the beach, and delicious picnics on summer days.
Inspired by Asia: The Collection: Inspired by the vibrant ceramics, gorgeously detailed fashion, and expertly crafted decorative arts on display at Rough Point? Want to discover more about East Asian craft and design and the Duke family’s collection? Check out these products curated in honor of this year’s special exhibition, Inspired by Asia: Highlights from the Duke Family Collection.
We will be adding new custom products throughout the spring, so stay in touch and follow updates to our new collection here: https://shopnewportrestoration.org/collections/new-in-2022
Standard shipping is free with purchases of $35 or more. We now giftwrap as well: Take the stress out of gift-giving. Select the giftwrapping option to have your gifts be beautifully wrapped in paper featuring hand-drawn illustrations and patterning.
With profound sadness, Newport Restoration Foundation shares the news of the passing of our former Director of Preservation, Robert Foley. His passion and dedication to NRF helped shape our organization.
The Newport Restoration Foundation has selected Franklin Vagnone to serve as the organization’s President, following a competitive national search. Vagnone comes to Newport from the Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC where he served as President and CEO of the renowned national historic landmark heritage site. He will assume this new role on July 11, 2022.
The Newport Restoration Foundation is looking for a Bookkeeper to join its Finance team.
Historic homes require regular maintenance, and Rough Point Museum is no exception.