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Woodruff-Fontaine House

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Address: 680 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105
Phone Number:
+1 901-526-1469
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum Admission
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Woodruff-Fontaine House Ghost Tour
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Beautiful Restored Second Empire House

I had not toured the Woodruff-Fontaine House for some time and I was pleasantly surprised to see many improvements. The grounds were well cared for and the furnishing and decor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had not toured the Woodruff-Fontaine House for some time and I was pleasantly surprised to see many improvements. The grounds were well cared for and the furnishing and decor have improved significantly since my last visit 20 years ago. The house is an excellent example of Victorian architecture and it is worth a visit to see one of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Visited on Sunday afternoon, only ones on guided tour with guide, Rosemary. Very informative and nice. Beautiful home with period furnishings. Finally got my 15 year old Son interested in history and old homes. The reported ghost activity helped intrigue him to take tour. Awesome experience.

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Thank Jerry W
Decatur, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

This is a beautiful house with an interesting story. We had a well-informed tour guide with a lot of good info. The furnishings are beautiful. They have a large vintage clothing collection with changing exhibits. You might want to check ahead to see what is on display.

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Thank carlinda6665
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

So interesting even if you are not a history buff. It isa beautiful historic home and the guides really bring it to life.

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Thank Diana D
Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

This mansion is full with stories, the tour guides were friendly and knowledgable. We spend around 1.5hr with the tour, the interior mansion was decorated with Christmas tree, roses and lights. All the displayed furniture and room details were explained in details by the tour guide. Fascinated by the artwork of Victorian era, especially the porcelain lamp outside the boys... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This house is one of two close together on Adams Avenue. This house was built in 1870, was vacant for quite a period during the mid 1900's than restored. And it is really magnificent. Of all the houses that we have toured on our trip to Memphis and Mobile, this one was our favorite. It just speaks to you of... More 

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Thank IverJohnson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Loved this Victorian house. absolutely beautiful inside. the tour can be self guided......but take the guided tour........they give you so much info about the history of the house and families who lived there. a lot of stairs....the house is 3 stories...more if you venture to the highest floor for the view and the basement. the guides were very nice and... More 

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Thank julie t
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

The beaty of the place the history plus the tour guide all of that was perfect. Made me wanted her job.

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Thank Sophie D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

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

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