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Gilded Twilight Tours 7pm-9pm $25 per admission (15 people per tour)
Spend an evening at the Woodruff-Fontaine Mansion and enjoy an exclusive Twilight Tour that will transport you to the gilded age of 19th century Memphis. As the sun sets over Adams Avenue, slip into a bygone era and let yourself be swept away to a time when dinner parties and midnight soirees filled weekly schedules.
Upon arrival, guests will enter through the front doors and be greeted by the magnificent sight of the ground floating staircase and a light reception in the lavish dining room. As evening sets, stroll the halls of all three floors while listening to docents spill secrets of the daily lives of two of the most prestigious families in Memphis history.
Tour space is limited so get your advanced tickets for this exclusive after hours tour! Tickets are available until noon, the day of the scheduled tour, unless the tour is sold out.
Dinner with the Departed October 11, 7pm-10pm $75 per admission, $150 per admission for VIP Experience
Join us for one night only as we explore the unusual and fascinating Victorian mourning customs while we host an exclusive dinner in honor of the departed Woodruff and Fontaine family members.
We will begin in the root cellar with a pre-dinner cocktails before savoring a three course meal held in true Victorian mourning fashion. Seated in an intimate setting, guests will listen as history comes alive with each course. As a finish to the evening, stroll the darkened rooms and hallways of the mansion, listening to stories of those who lived and died within her walls.
Dinner with the Departed will begin at 7:00 pm and end at 10:00 pm, Friday, October 11th. Tickets are $150 per person for the VIP experience and $75 per person for general admission and must be purchased in advance.
VIP experience includes:
3 course dinner in the mansion dining room
Plus MUCH MORE
General admission includes:
3 course dinner in the root cellar
Two free glasses of wine
Drink tickets, event t-shirts, and other gift shop merchandise will be available for purchase
Only a limited number of VIP experience tickets are available...be one of the lucky few to get this once in a lifetime experience.
Woodruff-Fontaine House Magic Basement August 23 & 24, 6:30pm & 8:30pm shows $30 per admission
MAGIC has existed in many forms. From large stage illusions to closeup tricks on a table. Closeup Magic sometimes causes confusion in the eyes of some people who are unfamiliar with magic and magicians. The term “close up” refers to the fact that the spectator is ‘close up’ to where the action is taking place. You are literally a couple of feet from the performer. You get to see everything, or at least what the magician wants you to see. What you see is magic happening right in front of you … or even in your own hands!
The closeup magic tricks that Jeff Day will be performing will be from between the 1860’s to the 1950’s and created by some famous magicians you’ve probably never heard of. He might even do something with a brave spectator’s iPhone. We’ll also explore the playfulness of the mansion’s most famous ghost, Mollie Woodruff herself!
Come to this limited seating event at the Woodruff-Fontaine House, and venture down into the basement to take your seat and watch me create the magic … right in front of you!
Mourning Memphis Exhibition Opening Friday, September 6, 5pm-8pm Presentation beginning at 6pm $20 per admission and APTA members get in free!
Join us as we kick off our season of mourning by spending an evening with the spirits! The “princely mansion” comes alive when there is talk of the dead. Stroll the darkened halls and hear the tales of the first families while viewing our beautiful mourning collection displayed and staged throughout the mansion.
Carter Jackson, retired Funeral Director with Memphis Funeral Home, will demonstrate the proper Victorian embalming techniques and speak on the rising Undertaking profession during Victorian Era.
The presentation will begin promptly at 6pm in the Carriage House.
A “repast” style reception will be at your service, offering something for every soul.
Haunted Happenings Friday, October 25, 2019, 6pm-10pm $30 adults, $12 (kids 12&under)
Our resident spirits request the pleasure of your company as we dine and dance to The Murdering Crows while celebrating All Hallows’ Eve!
Cocktails & Candy
Magician Jeffrey Day
Victorian Yuletide Open House Friday, December 6, 5pm-8pm This event is FREE for all members and guests Donations are gladly accepted!
The Woodruff-Fontaine House will be dress in holiday splendor!
Visit our open house and see our annual exhibit which includes old Southern Yuletide traditions and customs.
Stroll all three floors at your leisure, enjoy holiday refreshments, and see why this is the season to be merry!
Woodruff-Fontaine Ghost Tours
Ghost Tours at the Woodruff-Fontaine House are provided by Historical Haunts Memphis.
This is a fantastic and spooky tour of our landmark historic Victorian mansion. Enjoy a unique tour of the dimly lit home with spacial emphasis on the family members who lived and died in the mansion. The stunning architecture and priceless collection of furniture, artwork, and textiles set the mood for this special tour. Your guide will be an experienced paranormal investigator and they will share the experiences, stories, and evidence which has led many visitors to believe that there are still folks at home here at 680 Adams Avenue. Your tour guide will have investigation equipment and we may have activity happen during your tour.
The tour is approximately 2 hours and starts promptly at 7:30pm. $25 per person ages 18 and over Sales Tax included Space is limited reserve your spot with the link below
Also a 3 hour Lights Out, All Access Investigation As Seen on Syfy's Ghost Hunters! Bring your own gear and Ghost Hunt with seasoned investigators 9:30pm - 12:30am $25 per person
Check us out on "Most Haunted Places in Memphis" Follow the link below for details on upcoming dates and to reserve your tickets!