Night at the
Memphis, Tennessee -
September 27 is SOLD OUT!
Join us at this Magnificent
Southern Mansion for a Night of Spirits & Specters!
Night at the Woodruff-Fontaine
680 Adams Avenue -- Memphis, Tennessee
September 27, 2014 -- From 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Join American Hauntings Guides and Rep Loren Hamilton for a
Labor Day weekend ghost hunt at this eerie and historic mansion, which has been called one of
Memphis' most haunted spots -- the Woodruff-Fontaine Mansion. Spend the night looking for the ghosts of this
historic -- and very haunted -- mansion with a limited number of ghost
hunters during a private ghost hunt. Find out
if this sprawling, many-roomed place is really as haunted as so
many people claim and perhaps come face to face with one of the
former residents of the
The evening will include a historic tour of the mansion,
followed by a ghost hunt at a place that has been called one of
the most haunted in the state. The haunting experience at the
Woodruff-Fontaine Mansion begins at
8:00 p.m. and
continues until 2:00 a.m. -- or until the last guests go running
from the house!
Make Reservations Now for the Limited Number of
$60 Per Person
Here for Reservations for this Eerie Event!
The Woodruff-Fontaine Mansion
One of the most
famous and luxurious mansions in Memphis, the Woodruff-Fontaine
house was completed in 1871 by Amos Woodruff, who came to
Memphis in 1845 to expand his carriage making business. Over the
course of his career, he became one of the wealthiest men in the
city and one of the biggest supporters of the city's growth. He
served as president of the city council, was twice a mayoral
candidate, organized and ran two banks, the Memphis & Ohio
Railroad, the Overton Hotel, the Southern Life Insurance Company
and dabbled in both the lumber and cotton business. Woodruff's
businesses survived the ravages of the Civil War and in 1870,
began construction on his marvelous home. It was finished one
year later, just in time to host the wedding of Amos' daughter,
Mollie -- who is believed to be the most prominent ghost to
remain behind in this house.
During the settlement of Amos Woodruff's estate, the mansion was
purchased by Noland Fontaine, a wealthy cotton deal who helped
found the prominent firm of Hill, Fontaine & Co. He died in 1912
and his wife remained in the mansion until her own death in
1928. The house was sold the next year with plans to turn it
into an antique shop, but the plans were never realized. It was
then sold to Rosa Lee for the purpose of expanding her Free Art
School, which remained there until 1959. The house was then
vacant for a number of years, finally being taken over by the
Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities, which
saved the mansion from neglect and ruin. After a period of
decline, it was fully restored, but during this period of
abandonment and revival, the stories of ghosts began.
|The ghostly tales of
the mansion begin with Mollie Woodruff Woolddridge, whose
wedding was the first grand event to be held in the mansion. In
1871, she married Egbert Wooldridge and moved with her new
husband into the house. Four years later, they had their first
child, but tragically, the infant contracted yellow fever (a
common ailment in the river bottoms of America in those days)
and died in the mansion's Rose Bedroom. Soon after, Egbert also
died in the same bedroom, leaving Mollie heartbroken and alone.
Although devastated, she eventually married again. Her second
marriage also produced a child -- another baby who also died in
the Rose Bedroom. She moved out of the house and never returned
-- in life, that is.
In 1883, the mansion was sold and Mollie died in 1917. It is
believed that she returned to the mansion -- the scene of her
greatest tragedies -- after her death. To this day, the Rose
Bedroom on the second floor is believed to be the most haunted
room in the house. It is believed that Mollie lingers here,
unable to leave the place where she lost her husband and two of
her children. But if she truly haunts this house, she does not
do so alone....
Throughout the entire mansion, ghostly events have been
reported, from strange cold spots to eerie sounds, ghostly
figures, unexplained noises and voices that are heard whispering
and speaking in otherwise empty rooms and hallways. The
Woodruff-Fontaine Mansion is unquestionably one of the most
fascinating and best-preserved homes of post-Civil War Memphis
and a must-visit location for history and ghost buffs alike!
Join us for our private event and discover this
haunting location for yourself!