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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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Impressive and Magnificent Home

This has some of the finest examples of detail, detail, detail in any historic home I have toured. Example:Take a look at the door hinges. There is also another home on the block... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This has some of the finest examples of detail, detail, detail in any historic home I have toured. Example:Take a look at the door hinges. There is also another home on the block which I was not able to see as its "open" hours are limited. Check the days and times for both before visiting and make a day of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My family and I came here on vacation. We decided to see some of the historical homes. The tour guide Dana was wonderful and very informative! She knew a lot about the history of the house and the time period! Great experience!

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Memphis, TN
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I visited the Woodruff-Fontaine House 20+ years ago when there was much less to see & tell than on the current tour. I visited 4-2015 when my garden club toured the main house after having squeezed 34 ladies into the tiny playhouse out back for lunch & a business meeting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable & we enjoyed the... More 

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san tan valley,az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

if you like going and seeing what the people in the south lived in a old house from about 130 or so years ago,take the time to visit this house,there are clothes and furniture to see

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The house was beautiful.... it's amazing the work that was done SO long ago. Our main tour guide was informative about items in the home and the stories of the families (which were all interesting), but she did give quite a bit of her own opinions and tried to make several jokes that weren't really relevant. Great job on the... More 

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alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Although the tour was interesting, it's not overwhelming. The history of the house and the people who lived there is engaging, though.

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Memphis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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