A 100+ year old prison,
whiskey, moonshine and concerts
make for one heck of a tourist destination.


What is the brushy mountain development?

The Brushy Mountain Development is the combined vision of two partners. The plan is to redevelop the old Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary facility into America's most unique tourist destination. The concept for this project includes:

  • RV Park
  • Bottled Water
  • Festivals
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Gift Shop
  • Brewery
  • Orchard
  • Distillery
  • Stables
  • Walking Trails
  • Site Maintenance
  • Tours
  • Campgrounds
  • Museum
  • Multi-Use Field


Making Tennessee Whiskey

In 2009 the old prison was decommissioned. In that same year the Tennessee General Assembly amended the statute that limited the distillation of drinkable spirits to just three counties. After the amendment, distillery businesses were established in 41 additional counties. A new bill was signed by the governor that allows for distilling in any county, including those of dry status. Distilling in a dry county such as Morgan County is now possible and will begin at the old Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in the near future.

Brushy is the perfect place for a little Tennessee whiskey to do its time.

Request a Paranormal Tour

Are you interested in a group paranormal tour? We’re accepting requests for paranormal investigations (maximum of 12 people). Please read about our available tours, and select the "Book Paranormal Tour" button to schedule your investigation. 


(6 Person Max) 

A short guided tour starts at 10:00 PM to help familiarize you with the site. After the tour, you are free to investigate on your own or with the guide until 2:00 AM.

(12 Person Max) 

A short guided tour starts at 11:00 PM to help familiarize you with the site. After the tour, you are free to investigate on your own or with the guide until 6:00 AM.


You will be required to sign a waiver prior to your visit.

There are just a couple areas of the prison off limits due to safety reasons. Visit the Tour Brushy website for more details on which areas of the prison will be included on the paranormal tour.

Visitors must be 18 years of age to book a tour. Ages 16-17 will be permitted only when accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.

Drugs, alcohol, beer, wine, guns, tasers, fireworks, or weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited.

For additional information, please see our FAQ on TourBrushy.com

If you have additional questions that we have not answered, you may submit a paranormal tour inquiry through TourBrushy.com.

PLEASE NOTE: This is for PARANORMAL TOURS ONLY. We are not accepting requests for any other types of tours at this time. We will not respond to non-paranormal tour requests. Thank you for your understanding.

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