By Rachel Bertone
All across the Volunteer State, monuments, homes and exhibits showcase Tennessee’s captivating history. Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens in McMinnville is no exception, as one of very few historic mansions from the 1890s in the state open to the public.
The full-time historic house museum celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013. Since opening in 1993, the site has developed a unique form of interactive history for tour groups where guests are part of the action. They also offer daily guided tours, lunch at the Tea Room and a Victorian Gift Shop, with more than 3,000 items that could have been in the mansion in the 1890s.
For more information on Falcon Rest, call (931) 668-4444 or visit falconrest.com.