The Legacy Lives On

Discover the place where it all began. Come on down to our Visitor Center in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee, where you can trace the values and events that made Bush's what it is today. And it's all housed in the original A.J. Bush & Company general store founded in 1897.

The Museum: Bush's Story

Get a sneak peek at what goes into making our famous beans.

  • See the Bush's Theater, featuring a short film which includes a welcome from Jay and Duke, an overview of the Bush family history and a glimpse of the modern methods of processing and canning beans.
  • Take a walk through a giant replica can of Bush's Baked Beans, showing the bean's journey from beginning to end
  • Get a view into Duke's Doghouse for a behind-the-scenes look at Duke's antics
  • Learn your weight in beans and snap a photo with Duke
  • Learn about tools from Bush's original canning process in 1908
  • View a timeline of Bush Brothers & Company; how the company changed with the times and reached customers, as well as the local community, throughout the years
Bush's Family Cafe

Sit down, relax and enjoy a variety of homemade dishes, Southern specialties and even bean desserts! Make sure you try our pinto bean pie.

General Store

Our old-fashioned General Store is open for shopping to pick up goodies, gifts, Bush's products and souvenirs. Plenty of assorted candy and Jay and Duke memorabilia are also available.

Visit our Online General Store anytime to shop a selection of our favorite products.

Hours of Operation

Regular Hours

(First Monday in April until the first Monday in November)

Monday through Saturday

  • Café: 11 a.m. — 4 p.m.
  • Store: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
  • Museum: 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
  • Theatre Shows, 10:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. (every 30 minutes)

Seasonal Hours

(First Monday in November until the First Monday in April)

Monday through Saturday

  • Café: 11 a.m. — 4 p.m.
  • Store: 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
  • Museum: 10 a.m. — 3 p.m.
  • Theatre Shows, 10:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. (every 30 minutes)

Closed to observe the following holidays*

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

To schedule your group tour at the Bush's Museum, please call in advance at (865) 509-3077.

*If a holiday falls on Sunday, we will be closed the following Monday, with the exception of Independence Day. For the most current schedule changes, including those due to inclement weather, please check our Facebook page or Twitter feed, or call us at (865) 509-3077.

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Come see us soon

We're only 40 miles or so from Knoxville, and it's free to enter, so grab your family and come visit ours. We'd love to show you the legacy A.J. and Sally Bush created so long ago.