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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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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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Victorian Village Mansion

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Inwood, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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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