Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens
An historic house in Warren County, Tennessee built in 1896-1897 for Clay Faulkner.
Historic Home Tours
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.
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