Entertainment shows and meals for motorcoach tour groups in Middle Tennessee

Group Tour Entertainment

Where history is fun

Three interactive history-based shows make stars of the people in your tour group.

Your group members assume characters of actual people from history in each of our fun-loving group tour shows.  There are no lines to remember, so they’re free to ad lib as much or as little as they like … and they can be counted on to come up with some pretty hilarious dialogue.

Full meal and mansion tour included in all shows.   For details, check out our group tour FAQ below.

Four Stops in One

Your visit to Falcon Rest includes four of the experiences tour groups love most …

Murder mystery theater: Fun entertainment for motorcoach tour groups -- Murder at the Mansion

Murder at the Mansion

Set at an 1897 banquet celebrating the opening of the Faulkner's mansion. When a dastardly murder mars the fun, Buffalo Bill Cody shows up to discover the culprit.

Ghost at the Mansion motorcoach group tour show

Ghost at the Mansion

A light-hearted ghost convention designed to tickle the funny bone more than tingle the spine … where the audience members are the ghosts!

Civil War motorcoach group tour entertainment at Falcon Rest Mansion based on Gen. John Hunt Morgan's 1863 stay in McMinnville, TN

Honeymoon Ball of Gen. John Hunt Morgan

Based on local Civil War events in 1863, a banquet and ball hosted by McMinnville poetess Virginia French to honor General John Hunt Morgan and his new bride

School field trips make history fun in McMinnville, TN, educational and fun

School Field Trips

Students Grade 4 though 12 learn while they laugh, and discover history is about real people like them.

Your bus tour guide to McMinnville and Rock Island State Park

Area Step-on Tour

Put our Gent on your bus after any show for more fun-loving tales of the area and a trip to beautiful Rock Island Park.

Click on photos for show details.

Where history is fun

Thank you again for the delightful visit to Falcon Rest.  I know everyone enjoyed it, and I heard the following comments on the way home:

“That couple must have worked long and hard to renovate that beautiful mansion.”

“Those folks are so funny.”

“They have such a quick wit. How could those people remember all those lines?”

“The food was delicious.That was so much fun!!!”

All of us will spread the word about Falcon Rest and urge other folks to plan a visit.

Janice – Georgia Master Gardeners Group

Where history is fun

Trying to visualize how an interactive history-based show really works?

 Laugh along with these groups as you view excerpts from our performances.


Performances can be scheduled any time for groups of 20 or more.

Don’t have a group?  Watch this calendar for upcoming show dates you can join.

Murder at the Mansion

  • *Thursday, September 21 – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, October 5 – 11:00 am
  • Thursday, November 16 – 10:30 am (SOLD OUT)

Guided mansion tours are not always offered during shows, but tickets are available to join performances  for dates marked * .
Call 931-668-4444 or e-mail to book your visit.

 All times are Central.
Advance reservations are required.

Download group tour profile sheet for Falcon Rest Mansion shows
Download a group tour profile sheet

Frequently asked questions about group tours ...

Murder at the Mansion and John Hunt Morgan: 20 minimum; 100 maximum.  Ghost at the Mansion: 30 minimum; 64 maximum.  Escort and bus driver complimentary with minimum number paid.

Shows can be scheduled at your convenience, any day of the week at lunch or dinner time, at whatever time you wish.  All times are Central.
Allow three hours, from arrival to departure, for show, meal, mansion and gardens tour, and shopping.  Step-on tour takes additional 1-1/2 hours.

Adult shows with full meal and tour: $37 each.
School shows with spaghetti meal and tour: Students $15 each, Adults $20.
Sales tax additional for all services.  Gratuities are not included or required, but are at the discretion of the patrons.

A final number of participants is due one week before the event.  Numbers may be adjusted slightly up until the day before.  Payment is due day of the event in one lump sum for the last number given.  Cash, organization check or credit cards accepted.

If this is your group’s first visit, we suggest “Murder at the Mansion,” as it is specifically focuses on the history of Falcon Rest.  Choose “Ghost” or the “Honeymoon Ball” for your next visit, or if your folks are particularly interested in the Civil War or spirits.

There is a set menu for each show, including salad, meat, vegetables, dessert, rolls and beverages.  See sidebar on show pages for details.  We will make every effort to accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice.

Yes.  The Victorian Carriage House where we do the shows and meals, the gift shop and the gardens are all relatively close together, connected by sidewalks, and on ground level.  There are three steps to the first floor of the mansion, and 24 easy steps to the second floor.  See property map.

Absolutely!  You can a join a performance already scheduled.  Check out our list of upcoming shows above for dates.  Advance reservations are required.  Call 931-668-4444 or e-mail to book your visit.  All times are Central.  Dates are occasionally subject to cancellation.

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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