In 1896, entrepreneur Clay Faulkner told his wife Mary he’d build her “the grandest mansion in Tennessee” if she would move next to their “Gorilla Pants” factory, 2-1/2 miles north of McMinnville.
Faulkner’s solid-brick, 10,000-square-foot mansion had all the “modern conveniences” when it was built – electric lights, indoor plumbing, central heat, and more.
Today, Mr. Faulkner’s Falcon Rest Mansion is open for tours as a historic attraction. It’s filled with museum-quality Victorian antiques, and some say it’s presided over by a friendly ghost – perhaps the proud builder himself.
Open Wednesday - Sunday 9 am to 5 pm.
Walk-ins welcome Wednesday thru Sunday.
Gift shop open all day, tea room open 11-2, no tour required
Tours usually start within 15 minutes of guests arrival, and last between 45 minutes to an hour. Last tour by 4 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday*, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
*If you will only be in town on Monday and Tuesday, call for a tour appointment. They will be happy to schedule one if a tour guide is available.
Adults & Teens: $15 | Children 4-12: $9 Plus tax. No charge for age 3 and under.
Includes guided mansion tour and self-guided gardens tour at your leisure.
Please Note The information contained on or available through this website is general in nature. Armour’s Hotel & Spa makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on, or available through, this website, and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources.