Historic Homes

History is in the house.

Located in the Victorian Village area of downtown Memphis, the Mallory-Neely and Magevney Houses are two of Memphis’ most visited historic homes.  We invite you to explore the decor and history of early Memphis and Southern culture.

The Mallory-Neely House is temporarily closed for tours. We apologize for the inconvenience.




Mallory-Neely House

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in the Victorian Village Historic District, the Mallory-Neely House is one of Memphis’s treasured historic sites.  It is all the more special in that it retains all of the original historic interiors, furniture, and artifacts almost exclusively. It offers a visceral experience walking through the home and lives of a family from over one hundred years ago.

The iconic home was preserved in its pristine manner by Mrs. Frances Neely Mallory, also known affectionately throughout her life as Miss Daisy, who moved into the house with her parents as a child and was the last family member to reside there until her death in 1969.

After her death, the Daughters of the American Revolution operated the house as a museum from 1973 to 1985. The house was gifted to the city of Memphis in 1985 and has been operated as a historic house museum by MoSH since 1987.

Mallory-Neely House

652 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105



Temporarily closed for tours. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Magevney House

This small, white clapboard cottage was built in the 1830s and was home to Irish immigrant, Eugene Magevney. Typical of pre-Civil War, middle-class homes, it is furnished as it might have been in 1850 and features several personal possessions of the Magevney family, including a desk bureau and other antiquities.The house is one of the city’s oldest remaining residences.

Temporarily closed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

198 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN 38103


Discover the middle class life of early Memphis settlers.