Discover the place where it all began.
Bush's Visitor Center

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


catch our show

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.

follow the bean

Take a walk through a giant replica can of BUSH'S® Baked Beans, showing the bean's journey from beginning to end.

travel through time

View a timeline of Bush Brothers & Company showing how the company changed with the times and reached customers, as well as the local community, throughout the years.

bring your appetite

BUSH'S® Family Cafe is known for our sweet desserts (and even sweeter people). Come enjoy our homemade dishes and Southern specialties (especially our Pinto Bean Pie).

closer than you think

Planning a vacation to the Smoky Mountains? Put us on your list of places to visit. We can't wait to see you!

need a souvenir?

Find something for everyone, including cookbooks, cookware and plenty of Jay and Duke memorabilia.

shop the store

We’re only 40 miles or so from Knoxville, Tennessee.

About 14 miles from Sevierville.

25 miles from Gatlinburg.

Just 19 miles from Pigeon Forge.

Less than an hour’s drive from Laurel Falls.

In fact, for anyone vacationing in (or passing through) the Smoky Mountains, we’re a must-see!

contact us

Share your comments and concerns with us. There’s nothing you can't ask - except for our Secret Family Recipe.

get in touch

hours of operation

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns and our continued commitment to safety, we are currently closed.

We're open year-round, Monday through Saturday, and are with our families on Sundays and major holidays*. Hours vary depending on the season, so please call 865-509-3077 to find out our current schedule.

April 6, 2020 – October 31, 2020

  • 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)

November 2, 2020 – April 3, 2021

  • Café: 11 a.m. – 3 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)


*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.

Pet Policy

We welcome all service animals, as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA defines service animals as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. These service animals are permitted inside the buildings at our Visitor’s Center.