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Woodruff-Fontaine House

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Address: 680 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105
Phone Number: +1 901-526-1469
12:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 16:00

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the highest floor for the view and the basement. the guides were very nice and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 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 25 July 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Joanne N
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

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

Thank T G
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 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!

Thank J T

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