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 Paranormal Tour

Are you interested in a group paranormal tour? We’re accepting requests for paranormal investigations (maximum of 12 people). Simply fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch to learn more.

• A short guided tour starts at 11 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 AM. Both of the guides we have on staff are very familiar with paranormal investigating at Brushy.
• There are just a couple areas of the prison off limits due to safety reasons.  
• You will be required to sign a waiver prior to your visit.
• Visitors must be 21 years of age.
The cost of the tour is $1,500 for groups up to 12 people.

Thank you for contacting us to book your paranormal tour at Brushy Mountain.  We have had an overwhelming number of inquiries so we hope the above information will answer a few of your questions before contacting us about available dates.

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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