No song and dance (thank goodness!)
but lots of amusing stories about the mansion and the people whose lives
it touched from our fun-loving "Victorian Gentleman."
The entertainment is served up along
with a delicious meal while your folks are seated comfortably in our Victorian
Carriage House dining room.
They’re then invited to tour
the mansion at their own pace, enjoying its sweeping staircase, exquisite
woodwork, rich colors and museum-quality antiques. There are no ropes
or barriers at Falcon Rest.
The tour ends in the 1,200-square:foot Victorian
Gift Shop next door to the mansion.
The shop specializes in the kind of merchandise
the Faulkners might have purchased in their day, from die-cut Victorian
cards to beautiful lithophane night lights. It offers a wealth of old-fashioned
toys (for children of all ages), along with a unique selection of gifts
and books on the Victorian era.
show and meal can be scheduled any time at your convenience
for a group or 20 or more. (We'll entertain and feed your
folks at breakfast, lunch or dinner, seven days a week.) Call
931-668-4444 or e-mail for information or to make reservations.
Gems from the Gent
The Victorian Lady and I are old mansion
fans from way back. So naturally, wherever the go, we tour
all the historic homes we can find.
One thing we noticed a long time ago is
that it's hard to do a guided tour for a big group. The five
or ten people in the front can see and hear and stay together,
and the rest of the folks might miss a lot.
That's why I came up with the Vaudeville-style
history show as our approach to group tours. Everybody is
comfortably seated at the dinner table as I tell history stories
about the mansion from the stage. We call it a Vaudeville-style
show because the accounts are as funny as they are informative.
Once everyone is finished eating, we turn
group members loose to spread out and explore the mansion
at their own pace. With 10,000 square feet under roof, two
busloads of folks can tour without feeling a bit crowded.
about three hours for a leisurely visit.
Download our Group Tour Profile Sheet
for Details on all Four "Faces of Fun" at
Show, Meal and Tour:
$30 per person*
Show, Meal and Tour:
$32 per person
an area step-on tour for
even more fun: $2 per person
Sales tax additional.
Everything you need to plan and promote your trip:
Vaudeville Show Menu
Herb chicken breast, strawberry-pretzel salad, roasted potatoes, Southern beans, double chocolate cake, rolls and beverages
Want to do more in the area? Check out our itinerary suggestions
to add fun Tennessee stops to a day trip or mult-day trip.
McMinnville is on your way to anywhere through Middle Tennessee.
Publicity poster for "Murder at the Mansion" to present
to your group as they plan their schedule.
Vaudeville Show Poster
Download your preferred version of this document and fill in the
blanks with date, time, and contact to publicize your trip.
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Print-quality version of the photo above with the Victorian Gentleman
Edit this article however you like and run it in your local paper.
Don't worry about summarizing information for your trip publicity.
Just use this text block for your article, newsletter, tour catalog,
Print-quality version of the "where history is fun"
logo from the group profile sheet.