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.
Visit Doris Duke’s art-filled mansion and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the extensive grounds. Open late March to November.
The Vernon House is a site for expansive story-telling, contemporary dialogue, and preservation trades skill-building.
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.
Throughout the month of May, we have shared stories about our current projects and the people behind the scenes who help make NRF’s preservation work possible. In our community, historic preservation matters. NRF’s collection of 18th and 19th century houses is one of the largest collections owned by a single organization anywhere in the country. Its continued maintenance is one of the most crucial ongoing preservation activities in New England.
We invite you to become part of a community that cares deeply about protecting these resources.
By joining Restoration Partners, our monthly giving program, your gift provides consistent support to the work we do every day to preserve important historic buildings in Newport.
Ten caring individuals have already joined the program this month, and we are grateful for their generosity. Will you join your neighbors? We need 10 more community members to help us achieve our goal of welcoming 20 monthly donors by the end of May.
If you’re passionate about preservation, please consider making your gift this month so we can continue to protect Newport’s architectural heritage.
P.S. Learn more about our preservation work on YouTube! Click here to start watching.
The project begins in 2024 at 38 Green Street
The Phase I restoration at Rough Point has been awarded a 2023 AIA Honor and Design Citation from the American Institute of Architects, Rhode Island.