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Woodruff-Fontaine House

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Address: 680 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105
Phone Number: 901-526-1469
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Description: An elegant, 16-room mansion built in 1870 and featuring period furnishings...
An elegant, 16-room mansion built in 1870 and featuring period furnishings and mannequins displaying the fashions of the era.
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If you like cultural history at all, this is the place to go. The smaller items could be better marked -- often the docents didn't know what they were -- but I was very taken with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you like cultural history at all, this is the place to go. The smaller items could be better marked -- often the docents didn't know what they were -- but I was very taken with the stories of the various rooms. Learned a lot!

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were there for 2 hrs and it went by quickly. A beautiful home and a must see. The architecture in the home was beautiful and it is amazing what generous people there are in Memphis who donated all the furniture.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had never been to the fontaine house prior to this past halloween. I was impressed because it truly is beautiful and the city has done a great job of maintaining and preserving the mansion. They had special tours for halloween and if you sign up, they will send you invites to special events and discounts as well.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

On the grounds and out buildings of the Woodruff-Fontaine, this three day shopping and browsing event is an antique and local craft treasure. Curated items selected for uniqueness and value. First even was the second weekend of May.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We really enjoyed the tour of this home built in 1870. Awesome restoration! The guides were a bit long winded so we sneaked off on our own and took our own tour!

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We found a groupon and visited after our trip to Graceland. This place is a much better bang for your buck! The people are friendly and knowledgeable. We did the last tour of the day at 3pm and we were the only people in the group! Very personal compared to crowded Graceland! There are 2 beautiful playhouses outside. They were... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This beautiful home is a step back in time.I have taken guests here on several occasions.Once it was decorated as a family in mourning when the yellow fever had taken its toll. Once it was resplendent in Christmas decor. A historic and possibly haunting experience. Not to be missed if you like old homes and their history. Beautifully done and... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We love old houses and so made this a stop. It is a stunning property just outside of the main downtown area. Entrance was $10pp and we were given a guided tour. The house has been beautifully restored and decorated with pieces from the era, but very few pieces are original to the house given the state of disrepair it... More 

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a beautiful, well restored home. The ladies working there are so nice and very knowledgeable. It is a must see on your trip to Memphis.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My son got married here! The staff was great and easy to work with…We had a beautiful outside wedding and then had Central BBQ cater a meal downstairs in the historic home. Great experience!

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Additional Information about Woodruff-Fontaine House

Address: Address: 680 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105
Phone Number: 901-526-1469
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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