Description for Tour Book, etc.
Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens
2645 Faulkner Springs Rd. | McMinnville, TN. 37110 |
Falcon Rest is the 1896 Victorian tour mansion "where
history is fun."
It was built by entrepreneur Clay Faulkner to entice
his wife to move next to the woolen mill where he made Gorilla Pants --
"so strong even a gorilla couldn't tear them apart." Called
"Tennessee's Biltmore" by PBS, it had all the "modern conveniences"
-- electric lights, indoor plumbing, central heat and more.
Today, the National Trust award winning property
is filled with museum quality Victorian antiques. Some say it's presided
over by a friendly ghost, perhaps the proud builder himself.
Guided mansion tours, shopping, and lunch in the
Victorian Tea Room are offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time daily year
round. Admission charge. Special entertainment and meals are available
for groups of 20 or more by advance reservation. Visit online at www.falconrest.com.