Falcon Rest Mansion in McMinnville, Tenn. Fun historic mansion tour between Nashville and Chattanooga

Christmas is coming! Give yourself and your folks a relaxing visit to the 1890's this December.

Open seven days a week 9am to 5 pm Central time for tours, lunch, Victorian teas, and shopping.
Or really pamper yourselves with a stay in an overnight guest room on our grounds.

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Tour the Victorian mansion where history is fun.

Clay Faulkner, original owner of Falcon Rest Mansion in McMinnville, Tenn. Photograph by W.S. Dad Lively

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: $15 | Children 4-12:$9

No charge ages 3 and under.
Sales tax additional.

Three interactive history-based shows make stars of the people in the audience.

Includes full meal, show, mansion and gardens tour

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

Where history is fun

Tennessee Crossroads feature on Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, McMinnville, TNGet 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

Falcon Rest Mansion – the ideal tour stop or day trip between Nashville and Chattanooga

Things to do in McMinnville, TN, halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga
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