Come and join us at our next event!

Historic Rugby hosts many fun and interesting events throughout the year! Old favorites include our May Festival of British and Appalachian Culture, Pilgrimage of Homes, Ghostly...

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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

Remembering Polly Allen

Remembering Polly Allen

Oct 29, 2014

We are sad to report that Mary Pauline (“Polly”) Allen, a longtime Rugby enthusiast, passed away last week at her home in Knoxville. Polly visited Rugby in the mid-seventies and soon became an active member of both Christ Church Episcopal and Historic Rugby. Her dedication to the church culminated in her helping design and obtain funding for...

Enter Your Quilt for the April 2015 Show!

Rugby Quilts Wave the Red, White and Blue with a unique two day Quilt Event honoring and preserving the art and heritage of quilting, past and present! Come enjoy a relaxing day or two on the scenic Cumberland Plateau in the historic village of Rugby in East Tennessee. The Wave the Red, White and Blue Quilt Event takes place on Friday, April 10th and...

Hours of operation:

Our hours of  operation vary seasonally. The schedule below remains in effect from September 1st, thru November 1st, 2014.  Hope to see you up here very soon!   Please contact us for the most up to date...