Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens

Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, McMinnville: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens

Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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. For nearby overnight lodging, see our listing for Falcon Manor B&B at Falcon Rest, the four guest suites on the mansion's grounds.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Delta H
Milton, FL21 contributions
A Remarkable Place
Oct 2021
My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this spectacular mansion. The owner/tour guide is great, very informative and funny. Anyone visiting this area should definitely make this a part of your visit.
Written October 12, 2021
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,453 contributions
1890s mansion
Oct 2021
There is a decent sized parking area upon arrival at the visitors center/gift shop where you start/end your tour. Adult tickets are $15 and well worth it. The tour itself was given by the owners of the home, who talked about the history and restoration. They also offer food and accommodations, but I didn't stay so I can't comment on those services.
Written October 4, 2021
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Mark M
Centreville, VA188 contributions
A hidden gem
Aug 2021 • Couples
Decided on a day trip from Fairfield Glades/Crossville and this place popped up. A Very unique and inspiring tour was provided by the couple/owners’. From their initial purchase some years back to their present, mostly restored gem, the tour was fascinating. My wife and I marveled at the restoration and furnishings. It reminded us of other homes we had visited, ie Stetson house in Deland, Fl. and Ringlings in Sarasota. They have a small gift shop and cafe that provides a delicious but limited menu. Plenty of parking, reasonable admission cost and even an opportunity to stay overnight. We definitely enjoyed our visit and highly recommend this place.
Written August 29, 2021
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rebecca d
Nashville, TN71 contributions
Tour and tea
Aug 2021
Fantastic tour and tea with friends. We loved the tour, beautifully furnished rooms and Sarah our guide, had a lot of fun stories about the mansion and family. Tea was delicious, a lovely service of fruit, scones, sweets and sandwiches. The pink lemonade was very good. We also enjoyed the gift shop and it’s unique items.
Written August 23, 2021
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denisedriggers
Columbia4 contributions
Real ingenuity by the original builders and the people that worked so hard to restore it.
Jul 2021 • Friends
Mom & I really enjoyed the tour today. The mansion is owned by two do-it-yourselfers. The world would be a better place if they could be cloned.
:-)
Written July 18, 2021
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This review made us chuckle, even while we were blown away by the compliment. If we can figure out how to do the cloning, there are always things the extra McGlothins can do to make our little Falcon Rest corner of the world even better. But we get the serious sentiment behind the chuckle. Vision, ingenuity, and a willingness to get your hands dirty and work hard can make every corner of the world a better place. It makes for happier people, too.
Written August 9, 2021
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MGHC
Hixson, TN13 contributions
Terrific over night stay
Jun 2021
Three of us met for a conference needing Wi-Fi. We stayed in the Managers Cottage We did our Zoom meeting at the dining room table and the Wi-Fi connection was perfect. We were served a wonderful dinner the night before and outstanding breakfast the next morning. We enjoyed our over night in beautiful antique bedrooms with modern baths. The service Charlien and George gave us was like being on a cruise ship. As gardeners we were impressed by the manicured gardens surrounding cottage. It was a great way to start our tour of the area.
Written July 3, 2021
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We loved having you here -- and our gardens appreciate the compliment from Master Gardeners like you who were attending a meeting in McMinnville, "the nursery capital of the world."
Written August 9, 2021
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Eileen C
4 contributions
Beautiful place!
Mar 2021 • Family
This is a beautiful place and I loved the gift shop! The owners were also very nice. I really enjoyed visiting the place!
Written June 19, 2021
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Our gift shop is different from most a historic homes, as it is a trip back to the 1800s in itself -- and designed to be fun as well.
Written August 9, 2021
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Jennifer B
3 contributions
Entertaining and interesting
Apr 2021
This was an awesome hour well spent. The lovely couple that renovated and tour this property go above and beyond to make sure you have a great experience. The history of the mansion is woven with an interesting mixture of storytelling. A must see when in the area!
Written May 3, 2021
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865ashleyn
Somerville, AL8 contributions
Wonderful Tour and Visit
Mar 2021
My family highly enjoyed our tour. It was so informative and personable. The house was gorgeous. Highly recommend for anyone to stop and take the tour.
Written March 13, 2021
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Sandy P
Smyrna, TN25 contributions
Such an amazing old mansion!
Nov 2020 • Couples
This was a very interesting and informative experience, full of wit and personal knowledge. The tour was given by one of the owners and their extensive renovation work since they bought the property in 1989 was pretty impressive.
The history of this mansion is full of diverse twists and turns. If only the walls could talk... We really enjoyed our visit!
Written November 16, 2020
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Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM