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Woodruff-Fontaine House

Address: 680 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105 (Midtown)
Phone Number: 901-526-1469
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Ranked #19 of 80 Attractions in Memphis
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: An elegant, 16-room mansion built in 1870 and featuring period furnishings and mannequins...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: An elegant, 16-room mansion built in 1870 and featuring period furnishings and mannequins displaying the fashions of the era.

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Inwood, West Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had just left the Slave home not too far from here and decided to stop in and tour the mansion. At first we were not sure if it was open (we were here between Christmas and New Years) but yes they were open - but not too busy - so it was nice. The lady at... More 

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Atlanta GA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Prior to coming to Memphis, I did my homework and added the Woodruff-Fontiane House to my list of things to see. We were on a weird trip schedule (Sunday-Tuesday) and happened that this was what we could do only on Sunday. It was POURING when we arrived, but the exterior of the house was absolutely beautiful. We paid $10/pp and... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great museum tour. The house is absolutely stunning and you really get a feel for what it was like back in its day. Very informative and knowledgeable staff. Awsome piece of history! Dont miss this attraction!

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Southaven, Mississippi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very informal tour of a small 19th century mansion. My tour guide was friendly and informative, and the house itself is impressive, though they acknowledged that virtually none of the furnishings are original to the house. I thought the $10 entry fee was a little high for this type of attraction. What I thought the tour was lacking was some... More 

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Waterloo, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My 17 year old son and I were there yesterday, Nov 29, 2014 and the 3rd floor was very strange. Not only did I have weird vibes on this floor but as we were walking down from the 3rd floor, after the first stair part (1 of 2 left turns), we turned left for the first left turn to the... More 

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Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were lucky enough to stumble across the Molly Fontaine house for a great meal and then luck struck again and we just happened to be there on the night they were hosting a fund raiser. The home is lovely and well kept in the history and era. A.J. Guided us through the rooms and you can tell the love... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Molly Fontaine's offers an eclectic atmosphere located in a historic home in downtown Memphis. Excellent drinks and a home to wander through and visualize when people lived in it. Her ghost supposedly is still there although we have never been honored with seeing or feeling her presence!! Eclectic and definitely off the beaten path.

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Atoka, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to visit in Memphis. If you're into history it is a must see as one of the oldest private homes in the area. It has been meticulously restored and is in amazing condition. Tours are cheap and you get to see alot. Also they rent the grounds and the carriage house out back... More 

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Clarksville, TN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Rosemary gave us a wonderful tour and was very knowledgeable about every facet of the home. We were the first tour of the day and did not feel rushed through the home. There are so many amazing stories and treasures to see!

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The whole staff was wonderful and the home is beautiful. The tour was very personal and they knew the answers to all of our weird questions. They gave a lot of information about Memphis history, besides just about the house. Loved it!

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