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Woodruff-Fontaine House

680 Adams Avenue, 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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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680 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105-4902
+1 901-526-1469
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had a great time touring this house. It's unfortunate that much of the original decor is gone but it's still very interesting to see the architecture. We also loved the vintage clothing which was even more of a draw for us than the house....More

Thank citidwel
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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...More

Thank AndrewJarret
Reviewed 17 January 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...More

Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 6 December 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...More

Thank carlinda6665
Reviewed 30 November 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.

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 26 November 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...More

Thank jieyi
Reviewed 9 November 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...More

Thank IverJohnson
Reviewed 23 October 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...More

Thank julie t
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Sophie D
Reviewed 9 August 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...More

Thank Courtney V
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28 January 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
Georgene J
17 January 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
Georgene J
17 January 2015|
Response from Thomas W | Reviewed this property |
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.