Come and join us at our next event!

Historic Rugby hosts many fun and interesting events throughout the year! This year we launch a new performing arts series called Rugby Roots: Appalachian Arts with a British...

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About Us

Read about our little piece of Heaven

Exciting things are happening these days in Historic Rugby! Our living historic village is more alive than ever! From new interpretive programming… beautifully restored...

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Donate and get involved with us!

What does your contribution, either through volunteering, becoming a member or giving a charitable donation to Historic Rugby help achieve?   Visitation alone cannot support...

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When You Visit

Preparing for your visit

Are you planning a visit to our small historic village? We have something for everyone in Historic Rugby and you can plan anything from a day trip to a week-long stay, or more!...

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Rugby News

Christmas At Rugby

Christmas At Rugby

Nov 14, 2015

Each year, the historic settlement of Rugby, Tennessee, comes alive with Christmas spirit and celebrates the holidays as if it were still 1880, the year the town was settled. The living Victorian-era village will bustle with children’s activities, caroling, holiday shopping and much more on two Saturdays:  December 5 and 12, for “Christmas at Historic...

NEW! Forgotten Times: Characters of Rugby (Part I)

NEW! Forgotten Times: Characters of Rugby (Part I)

Oct 9, 2015

The first part of  the last installment in a series featured online in the Oneida Independent Herald describes a variety of unique characters who lived in Rugby back in the day. The second part will be published on October 22. Please click on the link Forgotten Times: Characters of Rugby (Part I).  Please read below for links to the previous installments...

Hours of operation:

Our site is open from mid-March through mid-December, however, the operating hours vary depending upon the season. During the winter months, we still offer lodging in Pioneer Cottage and Percy Cottage, if you’d like to enjoy the quiet of the village and the stunning beauty of The Big South Fork. Please call 423-628-2441 for reservations. If you have any...