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Woodruff-Fontaine House

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Address: 680 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38105-4902
Phone Number: 901-526-1469
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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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Fun Tour for a Reasonable Price

The tour guide had a vast amount of knowledge of the house, the family, and the city of Memphis. You will find on the tour that this house was restored as it was vacant for many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Courtney V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide had a vast amount of knowledge of the house, the family, and the city of Memphis. You will find on the tour that this house was restored as it was vacant for many years (and even had vagrants living in it). The house has been beautifully restored and they have done their best to furnish the rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tour included history of home, area, and time period. Very interesting. Should be included in you Memphis tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We visited one Sunday afternoon. Guide was very informative. Amazing some of the pieces they have. Worth a visit

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I have lived in Memphis for many years & have never been inside the Victorian Homes. Our tour guide was Jennifer!! She was awesome!! She had sooooo much history & interesting stories to tell!! I was very impressed with her knowledge & love for history of the house & surrounding areas. Jennifer has monthly themes, which includes dress & historical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The house is gorgeous. We had a wonderful tour guide who was very knowledgeable. It will take you back in time to an era of opulence. If you love history don't miss this!

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We went on the tour of this house and were so pleased. The young lady who gave the tour was so interesting she new so many details and facts. She never rushed you through the tour and answered all our questions. The house is just beautiful and so glad they saved it. All the beautiful details and wood work, stain... More 

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Bee Spring, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

My husband and I toured the Woodruff-Fontaine House on a weekday afternoon with about four other adults and a child who was much better behaved than some of his caretakers. The house was beautiful, and it has an interesting history. However, our guide, while friendly, seemed to be new and relatively uninformed. She was not able to answer many questions,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

If you like furnished historical homes, this is for you. The house is fully furnished and guides explain everything. I enjoyed it very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

After we arrived, our tour guide, a 96 year old lady filled us in on the history of this mansion. She deferred to a younger guide who took us up 3 more floors and further into the top of the tower you can see in most photos. There are many original furnishings that have been returned to the house by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I toured this house on a Wednesday with a friend. We had the quintessential old Southern woman give us our first part of the tour. Her name is Ruth and she is 95!!!! What an amazing woman and how very cool to listen to the stories in her very old South dialect. The house is beautiful and has an interesting... More 

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