Take a Tour of Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary – East Tennessee’s Alcatraz
Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, located in Morgan County, is East Tennessee’s Alcatraz. The men it housed from 1896 to 2009 brought their stories and secrets inside its walls – and now you can go inside to learn them. Brushy, a maximum-security prison from ’69 until its closing, is open for tours. Former prison guards tell snippets of its history and answer your questions as you visit 14 spots around the facility, which also has a museum and restaurant.
Go to tourbrushy.com for details – then steel yourself for an unforgettable experience.