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Address: 2645 Faulkner Springs Rd., McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone Number: (931) 668-4444
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Description: Falcon Rest is the Victorian mansion where history is fun. Built in 1896...
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.
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Interesting Victorian Mansion, Filled with Beautiful Antiques

We stopped in McMinnville, at Falcon Rest, when we were traveling US 70 in Tennessee in July '15. This is a beautifully restored mansion and the staff provided us a guided... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Diana W
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stopped in McMinnville, at Falcon Rest, when we were traveling US 70 in Tennessee in July '15. This is a beautifully restored mansion and the staff provided us a guided tours which we enjoyed very much! The mansion has a rich history and we enjoyed hearing all about it. The tea room also offers lunch and there is a... More 

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Falconfirstlady, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion, responded to this review

We're so glad you made Falcon Rest part of your Hwy. 70 road trip and that you enjoyed your visit. Hwy. 70S, which goes through McMinnville, is also Broadway in Nashville. It is otherwise known as Tenn. Hwy. 1, the Memphis-to-Bristol Highway from the early 1900s. As such, it was part of the "Broadway of America," one of the first... More 

McMinnville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very well maintained older estate. Great food and tours. Great venue site. Just minutes from downtown McMinnville. Worth your time for a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

When you arrive, it might look like you want to turn around but don't. We had an incredible experience! My husband and I took our 11 year old and we learned so much. From the second we arrived the people were super nice. Our tour guide, Sara, was great! You learn about the history of the house, property, and families... More 

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Falconfirstlady, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion, responded to this review

Your husband wasn't the first man to think he didn't want to do the tour, then end up loving the place after he sees it. The guys are fascinated with the way the mansion is constructed, the history, and the restoration. Thanks so much for taking the time to review. We'll look forward to your next visit. More 

Calhoun GA
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Disclaimer: I grew up within 2 miles of this location. In spite of that, I return on a regular basis to take the tour and shop the gift shop. If you can catch an afternoon tea, it's a great way to catch up with old friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My husband and I spent the night in the carriage house at the Falcon Rest B&B. The owners were extremely friendly and the room we stayed in was gorgeous! It was a nice change from staying in hotels. The gardens surrounding the Falcon Rest were very relaxing and beautiful. We would definitely stay there again.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We took a day trip to Falcon Rest and enjoyed hearing about it's history and the colorful history of it's original owner and his family. The house is a lovely Victorian and was purchased in 1989 by the current owners who have lovingly restored it, doing much of the restoration work themselves. Although we felt the tour was done rather... More 

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Christiana, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

There were six of us for the weekend get-away. We stayed in the beautiful General Manager's Cottage, there was plenty of room for us. They brought the delicious breakfast to our dining table, what a treat to not have to leave the cottage. The beds were comfy and we had plenty of towels. The rooms were cleaned and beds made... More 

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McMinnville, Tennessee, United States
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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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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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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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