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

Forgotten Times: English retreat was first a Bostonian retreat

Forgotten Times: English retreat was first a Bostonian retreat

Jul 22, 2015

Read about the fascinating history of 1870’s Rugby presented here in the first of a three part series in the Oneida Independent Herald. Here’s the link: Forgotten Times: English retreat was first a Bostonian retreat Many thanks to Ben Garret and United Cumberland Bank! The next installment will be published August...

PreservationNation blog features Rugby

PreservationNation blog features Rugby

Jul 21, 2015

Nancy Tinker, Charleston Senior Field Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, wrote a great article about her personal experience discovering Rugby . Here’s the link to the July 20, 2015 article:  Travel Itinerary-Rugby, TN Many thanks to Nancy Tinker and the National Trust for Historic...

Remembering longtime Rugby Supporter, Mr. Bill Swain

Long time supporter of Historic Rugby, Mr. William H. (Bill) Swain, passed away June 23 at age 92. As a visionary businessman in the logging, telephone, utilities and banking industries, he helped modernize Scott County. He was a dedicated community leader and philanthropist whose tireless efforts helped initiate many important projects in the county, including...

Hours of operation:

Our site is open from mid-March through mid-December, however, the operating hours vary depending upon the season. The schedule below remains in effect from March 14 through August 31, 2015.  The operating schedule for September through December 2015 will be announced at a later date. If you have any questions please contact us. Hope to see you up here very...