Night at the Woodruff-Fontaine Mansion
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 Mansion
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 house!

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!
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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!