SEE INSIDE: Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in East Tennessee [PHOTOS]
When I was tipped off about this incredibly cool tourist attraction in the Smoky Mountains, I could not, for the life of me, place where I'd heard the name.
I did a Google search but found nothing more about Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary other than its history and the fact that it is quite a popular destination for east Tennessee tourists. And I can understand why.
From the time it opened in 1896, it was a working prison until 2009, after which a museum was added and tours begin. And in the photos you are about to see, it COULD even be a popular destination for ghost hunters. I mean, it IS an old prison.
Before you start YOUR tour, I want to thank Lindsay Brosch of Seymour, Tennessee for letting me share memories of HER tour with you.
SEE INSIDE: Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in the Smoky Mountains
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