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Woodruff-Fontaine House

680 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105 (Midtown)
901-526-1469
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Ranked #17 of 76 Attractions in Memphis
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
Owner description: An elegant, 16-room mansion built in 1870 and featuring period furnishings and mannequins...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, 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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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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26 reviews 26 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Olrando
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
6 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very personalized tour. House was refurbished in the 60's. Some grand dresses and apparel from the turn of the century. Take note of the magnificent tin ceiling on the third floor.

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Liverpool
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were given a guided tour as a group of 4. The house was quiet with only one other family group there just before us. We were able to go inside the roped-off rooms and it really felt like we had a 'backstage pass' for viewing the beautiful artefacts and treasures that this house has to offer. The staff could... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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215 reviews 215 reviews
22 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We decided to come for a tour after breakfast one day, when the forecast showed nothing but rain. We took our tour with Rosemary, who was very knowledgable and funny. The house has almost none of the original furnishings, but they've done such a good job decorating the rooms, that you really wouldn't know they were donations. The house has... More 

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Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited the Woodruff-Fontaine House on our last day in Memphis. I wish we would have gone there first because the historical information we learned there really showed us what Memphis was like after it was chartered. It also explained how the city was affected by Yellow Fever outbreaks - the worse being in 1878. Thousands died - many of... More 

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