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Address: 2645 Faulkner Springs Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-1193
Phone Number: 19316684444
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Falcon Rest is the Victorian mansion where history is fun. Built in 1896 by...

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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Step Back in Time to Learn Local History

We got totally involved in staying, viewing, and becoming part of history in the John Hunt Morgan Civil War Show for my Granddaughter's birthday (re:Mattie Mae Hunt) . We all had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sunset37001
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Cookeville, Tennessee

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got totally involved in staying, viewing, and becoming part of history in the John Hunt Morgan Civil War Show for my Granddaughter's birthday (re:Mattie Mae Hunt) . We all had parts in the show. It was quite unusual and fun! The motel-type rooms were, of course, old. We got the cottage and the carriage house. There was plenty of... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were blessed. We arrived around 3 PM and the owner, Charlien gave us a grand tour. Obviously, since we were the only ones on the tour and I am sure expenses are high so we totally understood lights on/lights off concept. Charlien actually told us we could wonder each room while she was talking and we... More 

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Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion, responded to this review

Aw, how sweet, Kenny! Of all the nice reviews we've received, I can't recall one that said my tour made them feel blessed. We really do try to make all our visitors feel as special as we know they are. It was my privilege to get to meet you. As for the lights, I tell people we were green when... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

A group of us women took a tour of the mansion before lunch. The mansion was gorgeous with old furniture and memorabilia but our tour was way too fast to really enjoy the mansion. Our tour guide turned on the light when we entered a room, talked no more than a minute in each room, then turned the light off... More 

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Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion, responded to this review

I just saw your review last night and apologize for not responding sooner. We're glad you enjoyed your lunch, the mansion and its furnishings, but are so sorry you felt rushed on your tour. We don't have staff members stationed at various places in the mansion so tourists can explore on their own for an unlimited time, but I doubt... More 

McMinnville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

My daughter's class had a dinner and show at this establishment. It was so much fun and the food was very tasty. It was interesting to hear about the heritage of the mansion and the 'ghosts.' This is an awesome place to have a wedding or a family get together. I highly recommend visiting it. Oh! and there is a... More 

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

We love having school groups for our interactive history-based shows. Everyone in the audience (kids and their adults) gets to be a real person from history. We give them a card to wear with historical information about their character but no lines, and just turn them loose to have fun with the interaction. Don't tell the kids, but they're learning... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We did the dinner and a show plus a tour of the mansion. The show was fun, the food was surprisingly good and I enjoyed looking through the mansion afterwards. The tour was "wherever you want to go" with no ropes holding you back. The couple who put on the show and tour are the owners and are very friendly.... More 

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

Thanks so much Paul. You're right, we are proud of the progress we've made over a quarter century of restoration. When we really get to enjoy it, though, is when we see it through the eyes of visitors like you. Thanks for helping make all the efforts worthwhile. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

You feel it the minute you walk into the door of Falcon Rest... history abounds in this home built in the late 1800s. A must-see for those who love being in the midst of spirits...

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

Can't ask for any better accolades than yours, Holly. We and our "spirits" thank you. More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This place was amazing in the history that goes along with the Victorian Mansion. I do not want to give too much away as to not spoil your experience. We were in the area to visit Cumberland Caverns & googled other things to do in the area. The tour guide we had was wonderful & very knowledgeable. I have visited... More 

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

Thanks for pointing out all the great things to do in the McMinnville/Warren County area, TWilson. Tours of Cumberland Caverns and Falcon Rest Mansion, plus visits to Rock Island and/or Fall Creek Falls, make a great Middle Tennessee day trip. Folks who want to stretch that into a relaxing multi-day stay will love the B&B rooms on our grounds. There's... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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Thank Amanda J
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 

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