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 three 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 Tour

Are you interested in a group tour or need space for your next event? We’re accepting requests for private events, group tours (minimum of 25 people or more) and paranormal investigations. If you need a place for your next car show, motorcycle meet-up or corporate outing we’ve got the perfect place for you. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch to find out more about your needs.
PLEASE NOTE: The minimum attendees for a group event is 25.

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