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The Whitehorne House Museum is a museum of Newport furniture that celebrates the craftsman (and woman)- ship, artistry, and industry of 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts.


We look forward to welcoming you safely onsite for a self-guided experience at Whitehorne House Museum.

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.


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 Museum)

Whitehorne House Museum is open by appointment only. Please email for more information.




Many spectacular examples from the Whitehorne collection are on display at Rough Point Museum this year in the Newport Galleries of Art, Design, and Craft. Visit today!

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

Limited metered parking available.

The Collection

Caleb Wheaton tall case clock

Tea table

Carver Chair with braided cornhusk seat

George Washington mantel clock

Tankard by Samuel Vernon

Portrait of Timothy Orne by Joseph Badger

See The Collection
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