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Woodruff-Fontaine House

680 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38105-4902
+1 901-526-1469
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An elegant, 16-room mansion built in 1870 and featuring period furnishings and mannequins displaying the fashions of the era.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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680 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38105-4902
Midtown
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a bit more history alongside civil rights, try this little enclave "Victorian Village", a short walk ffrom the trolley bus line and a couple of houses you can go round including this one, worth a visit to see another side of Memphis...More

Thank Londongal_10
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

My husband and I thought this was the best historical home tour we've ever attended; That's saying a lot since we're architecture buffs. Since Wednesday wasn't a busy day for tours, we had the house and Georgia, the docent, all to ourselves. She was very...More

Thank kayakdaddy
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Georgia was the tour guide and she did an awesome job. The house was owned by two wealthy families in the late 19th century, before being rehabbed in the early 1960’s. There are some original furnishings in the house, but other furnishings you will see...More

Thank CharlieV2011
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We drove 20 mins to get there and arrived 2 hours before closing. But we found the gates closed and locked, not a sole in sight. It was closed at 2pm on a Friday afternoon? Extremely rude! What kind of people are running this place?...More

Thank FamilyDad22
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Jennifer C, General Manager at Woodruff-Fontaine House, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

We apologize for any inconvenience during your attempted visit to the museum. There are several options you could have taken to ensure entry onto the property and I have addressed them below. We are open Wednesday - Sunday 12pm-4pm and we do not close early...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

My wife loves everything historical and antique. This home fits the bill. It is beautifully renovated, furnished with antiques and the tour was excellent. a must see in Memphis.

Thank SmokiesJunkie
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

I visited this house and the Mallory-Neely house next door. This one is far better, as it has more lighting and I think more furnishings that are from the period. Many of the items were not original to the house. The tour guide was very...More

Thank Zebra_45678
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

I absolutely loved this place, the atmosphere is electric, the house has been beautifully restored, all credit to the staff who work there, their knowledge is mind blowing, however they do not leave you alone to enjoy the place they do go on a bit...More

2  Thank heidifrench
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

This house had wonderful treasures to see in every room. The tour guide took us to all three floors - about 14 rooms to see in total. In my attached pictures you will note a lot of black netting and clothing - the tour was...More

Thank Carolyn J
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We visited both the Mallory-Neely house and this one. I loved this one as well but because it was so different than the other one. This one was historical yes, but there were so many items on display. While they were not original to the...More

Thank daearp5349
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

My wife and I had wanted to tour this house for some time now. Recently we were able to do so and we had a great guide, Abigail, who made our tour special. Not only did we learn about the house, but she gave us...More

Thank David E
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MorganBiggs
January 27, 2015|
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Response from Pamela G | Reviewed this property |
I loved the vist to this mansion. We had visited the Slave/Haven home just prior - which was only a mile or two from here - so it was interested to go from there to here and the what a difference. Both were of course a... More
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Georgene J
January 17, 2015|
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Response from Pamela G | Reviewed this property |
On their website their hours are closed Monday and Tuesday and open Tuesday - Sunday from Noon - 4 PM. The admission was $10 for adults. We called first to make sure since it was during the holiday season. There was no... More
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It's $10 per person and the hours are noon to 4:00 Wednesday through Sunday. Most Entertainment Books have a buy one get free coupon on them.
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