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The goal of History, Highways, and Haunts, LLC is to establish a high quality, reputable, and interesting museum for community members and visitors to enjoy. Through the generosity of local citizens, local law enforcement and various other state and national law enforcement agency partners, the items displayed provide a glimpse of Scott County history, law enforcement and the evolution of crime and punishment as a whole. While most items will be on permanent display, temporary exhibits will periodically be added to the calendar of events.

Visit our Event Page for special event dates and closure dates!



Do you have an item you would like to donate or put on loan to showcase in our museum? Email us at to see if it will qualify and if we have space available. Once approved, click on the links below to fill out one of our donation or loan forms. Once the form has been filled out, save an email it to:

Historic Scott County Jail Museum

Loan & Return Agreement

Historic Scott County Jail Museum

Donor Agreement

General FAQs

Is parking available?

Yes, visitors to the Historic Scott County Jail are able to use the parking lot on the corner of Bank Street and Cover Bridge Road.

Are pets allowed?

Service dogs are the only animals allowed inside of the Historic Scott County Jail.

Where are you located?

The address is 214 Litton Covered Bridge Rd, Huntsville TN

Are there other area attractions?

The Historic Scott County Jail is located just minutes off of the Cumberland Historic Byway, a 200 mile scenic route through 8 Tennessee counties. Within Scott County itself, you can explore The Big South Fork National Park, Brimstone Recreation, and the historic town of Rugby. (

Why is there a fee for the museum?

History, Highways, and Haunts, LLC is a for-profit company that has rented the historic Scott County Jail from the city of Huntsville in order to house a museum that highlights Scott County and law enforcement. The fees that we collect allow us to continue to provide a historical service for the community.

Are you a for profit company?

Yes, History, Highways, and Haunts, LLC is a for-profit company.

Is there lodging near-by?

The Grand Vista hotel is the closest hotel to the Historic Scott County Jail ( The Grey Gables Bed and Breakfast is approximate 20 minutes away in the town of Ruby (, and there are several houses listed on AirBNB as well (

Is there food and a gift shop available?

We will be offering light concessions, as well as gift shop items starting in the winter of 2021.

Are group tours available?

Yes, we will be glad to work with you on group tours of any size and of any age group. Please contact us directly for more information. (Please note: the 2nd and 3rd floors of the jail are only accessible via a stairway that we consider moderately strenuous).

Can I bring paranormal equipment on a general day time tour?

No. Paranormal equipment is not allowed during general/public tour hours, and all paranormal tours must be scheduled in advance. To schedule a private paranormal tour/investigation or to participate in a public ghost hunt, please see our tours page for more information.

Can I film commercially during a general tour?

No. Filming and photography on general daytime tours is for private use only. Commercial filming and commercial photography sessions are available and must be booked in advance.

Is the jail available for private rentals?

Yes, the jail may be rented for private photo sessions, commercial filming sessions, parties and events. Please contact us for details, pricing, and booking information.