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Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens

2645 Faulkner Springs Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-1193
+1 931-668-4444
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Nice tour. Want to stay the night next time.

Very nice tour we got there around 10:30 - 11:00. Only ones on the tour. See the breakfast she was... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
carolh969
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Georgia
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An intriguing find.

My wife found this place while browsing the Internet. We made our way there on a late fall... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
BusterYukon
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Florence, Alabama
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2645 Faulkner Springs Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110-1193
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+1 931-668-4444

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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice tour we got there around 10:30 - 11:00. Only ones on the tour. See the breakfast she was serving and it looked awesome. I would like to go back to stay the night and do the murder mystery. Very unique items in the...More

Thank carolh969
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

My wife found this place while browsing the Internet. We made our way there on a late fall afternoon for a tour. (Note: The $12 per person admission seemed a bit steep at first. However, after experiencing Falcon Rest along with the tour guide/owner sharing...More

1  Thank BusterYukon
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

You zeroed in on an important key to Falcon Rest's success, Buster. You were indeed sharing in its continuing life. It is the money customers like you spend here that makes it possible to maintain, continue restoring, and keep the mansion open to the public....More

Reviewed 26 October 2016

The tour is comprehensive. Plenty of Mansion history and local history and especially about the original family and its descendants. Well worth the time and money.

Thank KnoxvLawyer
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

We're delighted to hear you found your visit to Falcon Rest so worthwhile. It's the people connected to a building and the experiences they had there that make its history come to life.

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Quaint restored mansion from 1890s. Learned local history of the family and home. Our guide George was entertaining and informative. A beautiful drive from Nashville and you do get the benefit of seeing the nursery capital of the world.More

Thank Pam B
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

We appreciate you taking that ride from Nashville to visit, Pam. McMinnville is exactly halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga, so it is an ideal side trip from either town or a stop in between the two. In addition to being the nursery capital of the...More

Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We'll be back. It's a beautiful place. We love finds like this and you will too. The gardens are well tended, the home is inspiring. They want to compare to the Biltmore and that's just a local pipedream, but for the area, there is nowhere...More

1  Thank nabenom
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thanks so much for your review. We look forward to your return visit!

Reviewed 23 August 2016

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,...More

Thank Sunset37001
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Our three group tour shows are all designed to bring real history to life for people of all ages. We're so glad your family was able to participate in the show as well as staying on the grounds at Falcon Manor B&B. Hopefully everyone not...More

Reviewed 27 July 2016

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....More

Thank Kenny L
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

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...More

Reviewed 29 May 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...More

Thank Jonrew
Charlien M, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2016

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...More

Reviewed 25 May 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...More

Thank meme20152015
Falconfirstlady, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

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...More

Reviewed 18 March 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...More

Thank paulcopottery
Falconfirstlady, General Manager at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

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...More

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