Welcome to the End of the Line.

Brushy Mountain was the last place you wanted to find yourself – right in the middle of Tennessee’s first maximum-security prison holding the state’s most violent murderers, robbers and rapists for over a century. With some sentences of 200 years or more, most of the men who walked through its gates would never be walking out. Come see for yourself just what life was like for lost souls at the End of the Line.  


Tours open to the public April - November.

Tours & Museum Hours

10:30a - 6:30p · Thurs-Sun

(Last tickets sold at 5p)

Gift Shop

10:30a - 7:00p · Thurs-Sun

Warden's Table

11a - 7:00p · Thurs-Sun

Upcoming Events

Brushy Mtn. State Penitentiary Petros, Tennessee