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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.
APTA, Memphis Chapter Membership Drive July 12, 6pm-8pm $15 per admission (your admission will go toward your membership)
Have you every visited the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum for a historic tour or major fundraising event? After having a great time, did you leave our beautiful mansion wanting to be involved? If you have a passion for antiquities and a heart for preservation you should consider a membership to the APTA Memphis Chapter!
We will be hosting a Membership Drive on July 12 from 6pm-8pm. Stroll the halls and partake in our latest exhibition. Light refreshments will be served and our staff, board members and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and share their love for the Woodruff-Fontaine House.
APTA Members get in free and new members can put the $15 price of admission towards one of our many membership levels.
The Mesmerist by Jeffrey Day Saturday, July 20, 7:30pm-9:00pm $45 per admission (16 & up)
The 19th century was filled with magic and magicians. The Golden Age of Magic was forming during this time and change was happening throughout the world. The magic that Jeff will be performing includes effects that have rarely been seen by audiences or even current day magicians. The show will be performed in the beautiful Woodruff-Fontaine ballroom. Come see what audiences observed over 100 years ago!
Prepare to be mystified!
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!
Woodruff-Fontaine Ghost Tours
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!