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
  "The Four Faces of Fun at Falcon Rest" combine entertaining history-based shows 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





The Victorian Gent's stories keep group members laughing.Group mansion tour in McMinnville, Tenn.

No song and dance (thank goodness!) but lots of amusing stories about the mansion and the people whose lives it touched from our fun-loving "Victorian Gentleman."

The entertainment is served up along with a delicious meal while your folks are seated comfortably in our Victorian Carriage House dining room.

They’re then invited to tour the mansion at their own pace, enjoying its sweeping staircase, exquisite woodwork, rich colors and museum-quality antiques. There are no ropes or barriers at Falcon Rest.

The tour ends in the 1,200-square:foot Victorian Gift Shop next door to the mansion.

The shop specializes in the kind of merchandise the Faulkners might have purchased in their day, from die-cut Victorian cards to beautiful lithophane night lights. It offers a wealth of old-fashioned toys (for children of all ages), along with a unique selection of gifts and books on the Victorian era.

A show and meal can be scheduled any time at your convenience for a group or 20 or more. (We'll entertain and feed your folks at breakfast, lunch or dinner, seven days a week.) Call 931-668-4444 or e-mail for information or to make reservations.

Gems from the Victorian Gentleman
Gems from the Gent

The Victorian Lady and I are old mansion fans from way back. So naturally, wherever the go, we tour all the historic homes we can find.

One thing we noticed a long time ago is that it's hard to do a guided tour for a big group. The five or ten people in the front can see and hear and stay together, and the rest of the folks might miss a lot.

That's why I came up with the Vaudeville-style history show as our approach to group tours. Everybody is comfortably seated at the dinner table as I tell history stories about the mansion from the stage. We call it a Vaudeville-style show because the accounts are as funny as they are informative.

Once everyone is finished eating, we turn group members loose to spread out and explore the mansion at their own pace. With 10,000 square feet under roof, two busloads of folks can tour without feeling a bit crowded.

Allow about three hours for a leisurely visit.



Download our Group Tour Profile Sheet for Details on all Four "Faces of Fun" at Falcon Rest

    Group Tour Profile Sheet

  • Daytime Show, Meal and Tour:
    $30 per person*
  • Evening Show, Meal and Tour:
    $32 per person
  • Add an area step-on tour for even more fun: $2 per person


Sales tax additional.

Everything you need to plan and promote your trip:

Vaudeville Show Menu

Herb chicken breast, strawberry-pretzel salad, roasted potatoes, Southern beans, double chocolate cake, rolls and beverages

Itinerary Suggestions

Want to do more in the area? Check out our itinerary suggestions to add fun Tennessee stops to a day trip or mult-day trip.


McMinnville is on your way to anywhere through Middle Tennessee.

Vaudeville Show Flyer

Publicity poster for "Murder at the Mansion" to present to your group as they plan their schedule.

Vaudeville Show Poster

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Vaudeville Show Photo

Print-quality version of the photo above with the Victorian Gentleman on stage

Vaudeville Show News Release

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Vaudeville Show Text Block

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"Where History Is Fun" Logo

Print-quality version of the "where history is fun" logo from the group profile sheet.

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

Last Modified March 2017. Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens.