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Falcon Rest Mansion

2645 Faulkner Springs Rd., McMinnville, TN 37110
(931) 668-4444
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Falcon Rest is the Victorian mansion where history is fun. Built in 1896 by Gorilla Pants manufacturer Clay Faulkner, it's been called "Tennessee's... more » Owner description: Falcon Rest is the Victorian mansion where history is fun. Built in 1896 by Gorilla Pants manufacturer Clay Faulkner, it's been called "Tennessee's Biltmore" by PBS. Some say it's presided over by a friendly ghost. Open daily year round for guided tours, tea room lunches, Victorian Gift Shop, and history-based entertainment and meals for group tours. « less
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McMinnville, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

While visiting the Historic Falcon Rest Mansion, you can find out about special dinner reservations. Also they host tea parties for special occasions and will host weddings. Check ahead for a "Murder in the Mansion" dinner. My husband and I have dined there a few times and it's always very special. History buffs and fine diners alike will love this... More

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Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've been many times to the Falcon Rest Mansion. We regularly schedule a Christmas function for them to cater. The carriage house is used for large groups and is beautifully decorated for the occassion. Many school groups tour the mansion and learn of its history and importance during war time. The curators dress in period clothing and draw the students... More

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Smyrna Tn
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18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The grounds are very nice as is the house. It dates back to the 1800's so it's a trip back in time. It is about 2.5 miles from downtown McMinnville. If you are in town and want to see a nice preserved piece of TN history this is the place to visit.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Falcon Rest Mansion was where my husband was born. This place was once a hospital and we actually went into the upstairs where babies were born! We stayed on the premises in a beautifully decorated cottage. The room was decorated Victorian and the bathroom had a footed tub...it was great. It was a quiet place and very clean. We had... More

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Cleveland, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We really enjoyed the place...owners are better historians than my history teacher. I hope you enjoyed the bottle of wine from the Ocoee Winery and the Cleveland Corvette Club. Thanks again.

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Crossville, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This was a great tour and I would highly recommend it. Full of interesting and historic information...plus Faulkner was quite the inventor! The box lunch was delicious and there is a great gift shop! This is the number one place to take out-of-town guests from now on. I can not wait to go back as it is always improving.

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Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I really enjoyed the tour of Falcon Rest. The history of the mansion is very interesting and the grounds are so beautiful. If anyone is near McMinnville they need to visit the mansion.

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We were fortunate enough to have our tour conducted by the owner who had actuaclly done the restoration herself. It was quite fascinating to here the history of the place. Unfortunately, we did not see any of the ghosts which live there. Perhaps yu will.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

My wife and myself wanted a quick getaway just a couple hours from home. I decided to surprise my wife with a two Day stay at Falcon Rest in McMinnville, TN. The room was decorated in Victorian style and very clean. The staff was very nice and took care of anything we needed. We attended a Vaudeville show with lunch... More

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Fort Collins
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We especially went out of our way to visit this restored Victorian mansion and felt it was worth it. There was a lot of work and expense in restoring this home which has some wonderful Victorian furniture and accessories. The walls were all painted (no wallpapering) in intense colors which I found rather distracting, but was told they were Victorian... More

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