Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens is OPEN for tours, shopping, lunch, and very private accommodations on the grounds.
This is a great place for a safe visit — large spaces and no crowds. Please maintain social distances from staff or other tourists, or wear masks thru Jan. 19. (Spreading out is easy enough to do in a place this size — including the tea room and gift shop). Plenty of hand sanitizer is available.
It is best to call ahead in January & February to confirm hours.
Tour the Victorian mansion where history is fun.
In 1896, entrepreneur Clay Faulkner told his wife Mary he’d build her “the grandest mansion in Tennessee” if she would move next to their “Gorilla Pants” factory, 2-1/2 miles north of McMinnville.
Faulkner’s solid-brick, 10,000-square-foot mansion had all the “modern conveniences” when it was built – electric lights, indoor plumbing, central heat, and more.
Today, Mr. Faulkner’s Falcon Rest Mansion is open for tours as a historic attraction. It’s filled with museum-quality Victorian antiques, and some say it’s presided over by a friendly ghost – perhaps the proud builder himself.
Open daily year round
9 am to 5 pm
All times Central
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Adults & Teens: $13 | Children 4-12: $7
No charge ages 3 and under.
Sales tax additional.
Performances can be scheduled any time for groups of 20 or more.
Don’t have a group? Individuals can join a scheduled group show.
Falcon Manor: Bed & Breakfast at Falcon Rest
Extend your visit with a stay in one of four bed and breakfast style guest suites on the grounds of the mansion.
Rates: $105 – $160
Add optional gourmet breakfast at $10 each.
Sales tax additional.
About the Mansion
Get an inside look at Falcon Rest Mansion, its history and its people, in this 2019 video feature from Tennessee Crossroads, long-running statewide travel showcase on Nashville PBS-TV. It’s been around so long, in fact, that this six minute video includes a few clips from their last visit to the mansion, shortly after it opened over 25 years ago!
“We had the pleasure of touring Falcon Rest Mansion while we were camping at Rock Island State Park last week. We had a wonderful time and our tour guide was a wealth of information. She made the tour very entertaining. I’d recommend a visit for anyone that loves history and beautiful old homes
… a lovely artwork of Tennessee history.”
Sharon — on Facebook