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Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum Admission Ticket in Memphis

4.8 (22)
Memphis, US

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum Admission Ticket in Memphis

4.8 (22)
Memphis, US
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Experience the opulent grandeur of the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum, a French Victorian mansion that will transport you back to the 19th century. Step inside this magnificent estate, adorned with beautiful period antiques, and immerse yourself in the captivating history of the Woodruff and Fontaine families. Wander through all three floors, including the basement, and marvel at the intricate details of this architectural gem. While the tour typically lasts an hour, it can be tailored to suit your interests and age level. Please note that there is no elevator available, and children under the age of 5 may find the tour less suitable. Handicapped accessible facilities are provided on the first floor, and QR codes are available for those seeking additional information. Don't miss this chance to explore the Woodruff-Fontaine House and indulge in the elegance of a bygone era.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 1 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Delightful interior of the Woodruff-Fontaine mansion
  • Fascinating history of the Woodruff and Fontaine families
  • Self-guided tours with period antiques
  • Access to three floors and basement
  • Handicapped accessible with QR code for more information
  • Self-Guided Tour
  • Admission Ticket to Woodruff-Fontaine Mansion
  • Learn of the fascinating history of the Woodruff and Fontaine families who resided here
  • Gratuities

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Immerse yourself in the rich history of the South with a visit to the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum in Memphis. This French Victorian mansion, built in 1871, provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the Woodruff and Fontaine families who resided here. Step back in time as you explore the resplendent interior, beautifully furnished with period antiques. From the moment you enter, you'll be captivated by the elegant ambiance and the stories that unfold within these historic walls.

What to expect?

During your visit to the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum, you can anticipate a total duration of 60 minutes filled with intriguing history and captivating anecdotes. As a self-guided tour, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace and delve deeper into areas that pique your interest. From the grandeur of the beautifully furnished rooms to the hidden nooks and crannies, every corner of this historic mansion holds a story waiting to be discovered.

Who is this for?

The Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum welcomes all history enthusiasts, architecture lovers, and curious minds eager to uncover the secrets of the past. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple seeking a romantic outing, or a family interested in educational adventures, this experience caters to a wide range of interests and age levels. Everyone, from locals to tourists, will find joy in exploring the history that shaped this magnificent mansion.

Why book this?

Booking a visit to the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum offers a unique opportunity to step into the shoes of the past. As you wander through the meticulously preserved rooms, you'll be transported to a bygone era, immersing yourself in the glamour and charm of the Victorian age. The museum's collection of period antiques creates an authentic atmosphere, allowing you to imagine what life was like for the families who called this place home. Discover their stories, their triumphs, and their struggles, and gain a deeper understanding of Memphis' cultural heritage.

Good to know

As you plan your visit, keep in mind that tours of the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum are self-guided. The duration of the tour is approximately 60 minutes, providing ample time to explore each floor and dive into the intriguing tales of the Woodruff and Fontaine families. It's important to note that the mansion does not have an elevator, so access to all floors may be challenging for individuals with mobility issues. However, the first floor is accessible for those with disabilities, and handicapped bathroom facilities are available in the Carriage House. Additionally, QR codes are conveniently placed throughout the house, providing additional information to enhance your experience.


Visitors who have immersed themselves in the history of the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum rave about the authentic ambiance and the wealth of knowledge gained during their visit. They appreciate the opportunity to explore at their own pace and emphasize how the self-guided tour allows for a more personal connection with the past. Guests express delight in the beautifully furnished rooms filled with period antiques, and many find themselves inspired by the captivating stories shared throughout the mansion. Overall, reviews highlight the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum as a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Memphis' past.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Woodruff-Fontaine House

Tours are self-guided ONLY. The Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum is a French Victorian mansion built in 1871. Furnished in period antiques, you will learn of the fascinating history of the Woodruff and Fontaine families who resided here. Tours usually last one hour and can be modified for special interests and age levels. Tours may not be appropriate for children under age 5. Since all three floors are visited on the tour, as can the basement, it should be noted that there is no elevator available. The first floor of the building is handicapped accessible, and handicapped bathroom facilities are available in the Carriage House. The Woodruff-Fontaine House is QR code accessible to provide more information.

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4.8 (22)


The visit was awesome and very informative. The 2 women that were there were very helpful and my wife and myself really enjoyed ourselves.


We enjoy house museums and this one was nice. Used the QR codes for each room which helped to understand what we were seeing. Would have been nice to have a guided tour even if it was more expensive.


Interesting and beautiful old mansion. Staff are very knowledgeable and generous with their time. The place is professionally done. A visit here is certainly worth your time.


Absolutely stunning!! This is one of the few Mansions left on the old millions row Memphis. The lady's that run and care for this beautiful old mansion are informative and take care and pride in this gorgeous building. They are more than happy to answer any questions and give you as much information as you would like. Thank you for a brilliant tour of this amazing home.


The staff were friendly, funny, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. The house was beautiful, and the ongoing renewal of this historical building was both tidy, interesting, and even incorporated into the introductory part of the tour. And yes, the staff were happy to answer questions about the ghosts!


Walking through the house on my own and visualizing how the families lived in the house. I truly enjoyed the experience.


Mansion and history were interesting to see and hear. They are in the process of revealing the gorgeous original ceiling masterpiece of art that were covered in a 1960’s renovation of white painted ceilings and walls.


The home is beautiful and we loved that we could just walk around on our own after a brief talk about the history of the home. It was nice to also have wonderful women there to answer questions. Also, there were writeups about every room.


I am such a history buff and absolutely love to see and learn first hand! It is so interesting to learn how people lived before us. We had so much fun here!


Lovely Victorian home. The in depth knowledge of the house and period from the associates made the experience more interesting!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-15 21:47