Visit the Victorian Village



When you are ready to set off for the sights of yester-year and Victorian Village, you won't want to miss the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum and Mallory-Neely House. Both homes are open for public tours.


The Woodruff-Fontaine House is rumored to be home to the ghost of Mollie Fontaine and is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. The Woodruff-Fontaine House can also be rented for private parties.


The Mallory-Neely House was built in 1852 and contains beautifully stenciled ceilings, parquet flooring and stained-glass windows purchased at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. The Mallory-Neely House is one of the oldest houses in Memphis to retain most of its original furnishings.


For a truly unforgettable and memorable experience, book a room at the James Lee House. This Memphis bed and breakfast allows guests to enjoy the bygone era at an intimate property offering 5-star modern amenities and a very personal touch. You truly have to experience this property first-hand to appreciate the craftsmanship of this home.


Enjoy a nightcap — Mollie's Spirit or Sage Advice — at the Mollie Fontaine Lounge. This popular nightspot has a super cool vibe, creative menu and live music on the weekends. Mollie Fontaine Lounge is open Wednesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until the spirits go to sleep.


Mollie Fontaine Lounge

Woodruff Fontaine Fountain

James Lee House


Victorian Village Homes


James Lee House (690 Adams Ave.) – Built by riverboat tycoon, James Lee, this house was the first home of the Memphis Academy of Art. Today, the James Lee House operates as a bed and breakfast offering five handsome and exquisitely decorated suites for guests wanting to experience the ultimate in luxury and comfort.


Magevney House (198 Adams Ave.) – One of the oldest remaining residences in Memphis and site to the first Catholic mass, the first Catholic marriage and the first Catholic baptism in Memphis.


Mallory-Neely House (652 Adams Ave.) – A 25-room Italianate mansion that is the only historic property in Memphis to still keep most of its original furnishings.


Massey House (669 Adams Ave.) – Built in 1846, this house is currently the home of Memphis City Beautiful.


Mollie Fontaine Taylor House (679 Adams Ave.) – Built as a wedding gift from Nolan Fontaine to his daughter Mollie. It is currently a popular bar and lounge.


Pillow-McIntyre House (707 Adams Ave.) – Purchased by Confederate General Gideon Pillow, this is one of the only pre-Civil War Greek Revival houses left in Memphis.


Woodruff-Fontaine House (680 Adams Ave.) – Was once the site of many social events including a party with 2,000 guests and John Philip Sousa as the guest conductor.



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