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Located a short distance from Knoxville, Tennessee, Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary is nestled in the shadow of scenic Frozen Head State Park.

Brushy is an ideal destination for your group tour. 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. One week's notice is required to book a private guide-led tour; however, capacity is limited and tours are subject to availability. Please book early for best availability.

• Prison Tours
• Museum
• Paranormal Tours
• Gift Shop

• Warden’s Table Restaurant
• Concerts
• Moonshine Distillery Tours


For More Information About Group Tours at Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, contact Dione Waddington, Group Tour Sales, via the form below:



Hours & Information

Prison Tours & Museum

April 1 - October 31 
Open 7 Days a Week
10:30a - 6:30p (Last ticket sold at 5:00p)      

November 1 - November 30
Open Thursday - Sunday Only
Closed Thanksgiving
11:00a - 5:00p (Last ticket sold at 3:30p)      

December 1 - December 31  
Saturday & Sunday Only
Closed Christmas Day
11:00a - 5:00p (Last ticket sold at 3:30p)


Distillery Tours

End of The Line Tennessee Moonshine is the only moonshine distilled (legally) at a prison. From farm to still, we use local grains and water from the mountains’ natural springs. This is true Tennessee Moonshine. We offer this one-of-a-kind Moonshine in unique flavors including: Apple Pie, Peach Cobbler, Fruit Punch, Blackberry, Honey, Cinnarum, Frosted Orange, Butterscotch, and Scared Straight.

Gift Shop

April 1 - October 31      
10:30a - 8:00p
Open 7 Days a Week       

November 1 - November 30      
Open Thursday - Sunday Only
Closed Thanksgiving
11:00a - 6:30p       

December 1 - January 1      
11:00a - 7:00p
Closed Christmas Day
Saturdays & Sundays Only 


Concerts

2019 Dates TBA

Warden’s Table Restaurant

April 1 - October 31      
11:00a - 8:00p
Open 7 Days a Week       

November 1 - November 30      
Open Thursday - Sunday Only
Closed Thanksgiving
11:00a - 6:30p       

December 1 - January 1      
11:00a - 7:00p
Closed Christmas Day
Saturdays & Sundays Only 


Private Events

Be it a HOG rally, wedding, corporate event. exhibition or festival, Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary’s grounds are perfect for hosting your event. If you’re interested in hosting your event at Brushy, contact us today.

  • Handicapped parking & restrooms are available. The majority of the tour is handicap accessible. However, because the prison has no elevators, there are areas in the tour such as The Hole and the prison’s cafeteria that are not accessible due to their locations within the prison.
  • Designated Bus Parking
  • Groups paired with a complimentary guide throughout their visit
  • Bus driver and escort are complimentary


Location & Contact

Located west of Knoxville, Tennessee near Interstates 40, 75 and Highway 27, Brushy is only a few short hours away from much of the Southeastern and Midwestern United States.

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