Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Woodruff-Fontaine House (45% Off)

Victorian Village

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In a Nutshell

Restored Victorian home shelters handwritten autographs from its craftsmen, more than 1,000 garments from the era, and rotating exhibitions

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  • $11 for admission for two ($20 value)
  • $22 for admission for four ($40 value)
  • $33 for admission for six ($60 value)
  • See the list of collections and exhibitions.

Woodruff-Fontaine House

Successful carriage maker Amos Woodruff began construction on his Memphis home in 1870, designing the property in French Victorian style with a mansard roof and cypress woodwork and flooring. A year later, the mansion hosted the wedding of Amos's daughter, Mollie, marking the first public event and first of countless weddings to be held on the property. Cotton factor Noland Fontaine owned the dwelling after Amos; following the death of Noland and his wife, the home became an art school and then a vacant building until the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities acquired the space in 1961.

Nestled among magnolia trees, the restored mansion still shelters handwritten autographs and memories of the craftsmen who helped erect the building. Just as it did for Mollie Woodruff, the property also continues to host weddings and special events with a front lawn that accommodates up to 250 visitors. A collection of more than 1,000 pieces of Victorian-era fashion, such as wedding gowns, undergarments, overgarments, and stiletto horseshoes, can be found in the home. The clothing display changes several times throughout the year along with the museum's rotating exhibitions.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful piece of history. The guide was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed this place immensely. Even my teenage daughters were fascinated.
Farrah E. · February 13, 2017
the docent was very knowledgeable and had some fun stories to tell about the house and it's occupants. They were able to accommodate my mother-in-law, who uses a walker. My niece and I got to go all the way up to the crow's nest at the very top of the house, for wonderful views of the city. The day we went they were decorating for Christmas and the upcoming Rose Ball, so there was stuff everywhere, but it was interesting to get a little behind the scenes look at what goes in to decorating such a fine old house. I definitely recommend this tour.
Barbara E. · December 19, 2016
Beautiful and interesting story - The tour was absolutely fabulous! Would highly recommend and we will visit again!
Donna R. · November 20, 2016
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    Victorian Village

    680 Adams Ave.

    Memphis, TN 38105


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