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Is the prison open for tours?

The museum and prison are now open for tours. Tour and Museum hours are 10:30a-6:30p, seven days a week. Last tour tickets are sold at 5:00p at the Gift Shop. Guide-led group tours are available April 1st - October 31st, seven days a week at 9 and 9:30 a.m. for groups with a minimum of 15 people. Guided tours will be led by either a former prison guard or former inmate. One week's notice is required to book guide-led tours; however, capacity is limited and tours are subject to availability For more information, you may schedule a group tour here. 

Are you currently hiring?

We are not hiring at this time, but we are always accepting applications.

How can I schedule a paranormal investigation?

You may schedule a paranormal investigation through this site

Do you have a cafeteria?

The Warden's Table Restaurant is open for business serving up a variety of tasty Southern cooking from classic BBQ plates and loaded potatoes to BBQ nachos and cheeseburgers, as well as refreshments.

The Warden's Table hours are 11a-8p, seven days a week, and the menu changes daily.

Where can I purchase Brushy Mountain souvenirs?

You can purchase Brushy Mountain souvenirs right now from ShopBrushy.com. There is a gift shop at the prison as well. It's hours are 10:30a-7p, seven days a week.

Is Brushy really haunted?

Brushy was open for a long time, and despite not carrying out any executions, more than a few people met an untimely end here. Lots of activity has been witnessed on the grounds and in the corridors of Brushy. Ultimately, that's for you to decide, so why not schedule your investigation today!

Is Brushy pet friendly?

At this time, we do not allow pets on the premises. Service animals will be permitted with appropriate documentation present.

Tours

Are group tours available?

Private guide-led group tours are available April 1st - October 31st, seven days a week at 9:30 a.m. prior to opening of the prison for groups of a minimum of 15 people. Guided tours will be led by either a former prison guard or former inmate. One week's notice is required to book a private guide-led tour; however, capacity is limited and tours are subject to availability. For more information, you may schedule a group tour here.  

Why aren't group tours available throughout the day?

Due to the size of the hallways and rooms at Brushy, it would be disruptive to the groups to have to pass through narrow corridors and stairwells during regular visiting hours with other guests. The private 9:30 tours offers your group a unique opportunity to visit and experience Brushy without any distractions.  

How can I take a paranormal investigation tour?

Paranormal tours take place after hours, and need to be scheduled in advance. You may schedule a paranormal investigation tour here.

Are there headsets available?

Headsets are available for the guided group tours so that participants can hear the guide.

Headsets are not available for individual tours at this time. However, they will become available in the near future, and we will announce this inclusion to the tour on the site and our Facebook page at that time.

What can I expect on the tour?

The tour is self-guided, and former prison guards and former inmates will be nearby to answer any questions. There are over 30 individual stations containing the story of what happened there. 

How long will the tour take?

Tour times will vary. Tours are self-guided. Generally, tours run about an hour to an hour-and-a half and there's an 18-minute documentary at the end of the tour in the theater next to the museum. 

Will there be anyone there to answer questions?

Yes. Former prison guards and former inmates are stationed throughout the prison to answer any questions or share a brief story.

Do you offer military, or senior discounts?

We do offer senior discounts of 10% off for those 65 and over, as well as discounts to currently serving members of the armed forces, reserves and national guard with a valid and current ID card.

Can I bring my pet with me?

Pets are not permitted on tours at this time. Service animals will be permitted with appropriate documentation present.