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Museums & Centers

Duke Farms, Shangri La Museum & Rough Point Museum

In her will, Doris Duke requested that her properties in New Jersey, Hawaii and Rhode Island be opened for public visitation and used for educational and mission-advancing programs.

The Doris Duke Foundation (DDF) funds these museums and centers, and operates Duke Farms, the foundation’s environmental center, and Shangri La, a Honolulu-based center for exploring the global cultures of Islamic art. Duke Farms and Shangri La are led by DDF's President & CEO, as well as the same board, and work closely with colleagues across the foundation. Rough Point, with support from DDF, is operated by the Newport Restoration Foundation.

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Duke Farms

Duke Farms is a 2,700-acre environmental center in Hillsborough, N. J., that opened to the public in 2012 as a leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability, and as a free, inclusive and accessible place for helping people find their place in nature.

Shangri La

Shangri La

Shangri La Museum is the foundation’s Honolulu-based center for exploring the global cultures of Islamic art, which has welcomed visitors since 2002.

Rough Point

Rough Point

Rough Point is a historic museum in Newport, R.I., containing an extensive collection of European fine and decorative arts and offering a window into the time period during which Doris Duke lived within the former home. Guided tours, exhibitions and cultural events are available year-round at the museum, which opened to the public in 2000.