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Newport Restoration Foundation’s Whitehorne House Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to displaying and exploring the artistry, history, and culture of 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts.


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 stories of 18th-century colonial Newport furniture-making and the people who made, purchased, displayed, and used the furniture every day. Listen to stories about life, work, and culture in the 18th-century, virtually explore furniture from the inside out, 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

  • For a limited time, standard shipping is free
  • Free drop-off delivery for Aquidneck Island addresses (Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, RI)
  • Contactless pick-up is available at 51 Touro St.

Group Tours
Visit our Group Tours page.

Museum Hours

Whitehorne House Museum is open for the 2021 season from Wednesday, May 26 to Sunday, October 31, 2021.

House Schedule

Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, last admission at 3:30 pm


Adults: $10
Students: $5
Children 12 & under: Free

Newport County, RI residents: Free

Combine Your Ticket
Purchase a combined ticket to both Whitehorne House Museum and Rough Point Museum for only $25!


416 Thames Street
Newport, RI
401–846–4152 ext. 123

Limited metered parking available.

The Collection

Dining table by John Townsend

Side chair by John Townsend

Caleb Wheaton tall case clock

Benjamin Baker Highboy

Porringer by John Otis

Carver Chair with braided cornhusk seat

See The Collection
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