Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens, McMinnville, TN.  Where history is fun.
  Guided tours offered seven days a week, 9 to 5 Central time year round
  Three interactive shows combine history-based entertainment with meals and mansion tours.

Area Step-on Tour
School Groups
Scout Groups

  Victorian Gift Shop filled with unique 1800s treasures -- called "an attraction in itself"
  Charming Victorian Tea Room serving daily 9 to 5
  Falcon Manor B&B: Romantic bed & breakfast guest suites on grounds of Falcon Rest Mansion
  Storybook location for your Victorian Tennessee wedding: outdoor and indoor venues
  Delicious food in beautiful surroundings

Class Reunions
Christmas Parties
Business Events

Bridal Teas
Anniversary Parties
Red Hat Groups



Things to do in the area for individuals and group tours. McMinnville is between Nashville, Chattanooga  and Knoxville

McMinnville's central location makes it an ideal base for exploring
beautiful Middle Tennessee. To discover additional things to see and do in the area, check out some of the attraction links below or browse the online version of the Tennessee Vacation Guide.

for individual and
group trips

You'll find a kaleidoscope of intriguing special events and charming small town attractions 'most any time you're in Middle Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland area.


Tour Falcon Rest Mansion, the 1896 Victorian mansion where history is fun, then stay a while to explore its beautiful gardens.
Lunch in the Victorian Tea Room and shopping for 1800s treasures in the Victorian Gift Shop are available daily with or without a tour.

Explore magnificent Cumberland Caverns, Tennessee's largest cave. It's a must-see for anyone traveling in this area. Located just outside of McMinnville, it is open daily to the public year round. Enjoy great music in a unique venue, when Cumberland Caverns hosts Bluegrass Underground concerts.

See Monty Wanamaker's Southern Museum and Gallery of Photography, History and Culture on Main Street in McMinnville. Open from 10 to 4 Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, it's a treasure of local history. Call Monty for details: 931-507-8102.

Enjoy other fascinating downtown locations such as the Warren County Heritage Center and more Main Street McMinnville treasures.

Swim at Rock Island State Park's natural sandbar beach or fish in its famous "Blue Hole," only a few miles from McMinnville on the headwaters of Center Hill Lake. (See Rock Island's Facebook page for activity schedules.) Find out why Olympic class kayakers love Rock Island's water.

For a tamer adventure, make advance reservations with Smooth Rapids for a lazy river kayak float.

Hike, bicycle, or play golf at nearby Fall Creek Falls, the "crown jewel of Tennessee state parks." (For a mountain getaway near Fall Creek Falls Park, check out Cozy Cabins and Cottages or Mountain Glen RV Park & Campground.)

If you prefer, hike the unspoiled Savage Gulf. Golfers can enjoy mountain scenery just a few miles from town at the Willowbrook Golf Club.

Combine yoga and meditation and hiking at Isha Institute of Inner Sciences.

Select trees and shrubs at one of the multitude of nurseries here in Warren County, the "nursery capital of the world."

Don't forget "Jack Daniel's country" in Lynchburg, less than an hour's drive, explore the quaint town of Bell Buckle and other attractions in Tennessee's backroads.

Treat yourself to a first-class play at the Cumberland County Playhouse, "Tennessee's Family Theater," just an hour away in Crossville.

Retrace troop movements in the Civil War battles for Tennessee. Some 15,000 Federal soldiers camped just down the road for a year, and the Union and Confederacy swapped control of this area numerous times. Civil War buffs will want to visit Stone's River Battlefield about an hour northwest of McMinnville and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Parks just a little further to the southeast.

Take in Nashville's Hermitage and Grand Ole Opry; or Chattanooga's Aquarium, Rock City; and Ruby Falls -- all just an hour and a half away. For more information, see sites for the Convention and Visitor's Bureaus in Chattanooga and Nashville.

Or drive less than three hours to the Smokies' Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

If you're heading west between Nashville and Memphis, plan a stop at the Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm, the only freshwater pearl-culturing farm operation in the North American continent.

The Nursery Capital of the World

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Kayaking at Rock Island State Park

Rock Island's Twin Falls


Plan your trip to our area with EdgeTrekker, trip planning guide from the Cumberland Alliance.

2645 Faulkner Springs Rd. | McMinnville, TN 37110 | 931-668-4444 | falconrest@falconrest.com

Last Modified June 2016. Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens .