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

New hours for Rugby’s ‘high’ season: Sept.1st – Nov. 2nd

New hours have been announced for Historic Rugby beginning September 1 through November 2, 2014. All hours shown are Eastern time.   Harrow Road Café:           Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Commissary and Museum Visitor Center: Monday-Saturday...

Read our September newsletter here!

Lantern Tour in Rugby’s Laurel Dale Cemetery, Sept. 13 Bringing the past alive: Permanent Rugby residents tell their stories! September in Rugby Lantern Tour, Daily...

Save the Date for our 3rd Annual Harvest Gala!

Save the Date for our 3rd Annual Harvest Gala!

Aug 7, 2014

Historic Rugby is proud to partner with the Scott-Morgan Project for the THIRD annual Historic Rugby Harvest Gala! Please save the date- Saturday, November 8th-for this very important fundraising opportunity. Do you know that Historic Rugby gets no state or government funds to operate its remarkable historic site? And, the Scott-Morgan project also depends on...

Enter Your Quilt for the April 2015 Show!

Enter Your Quilt for the April 2015 Show!

Aug 6, 2014

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...

Rugby and Big South Fork!

Rugby and Big South Fork!

Aug 3, 2014

What a terrific year it has been to enjoy the outdoors in Rugby. Many exciting things have happened here in 2014!  Our small village  is incredibly fortunate to have so many outdoor opportunities right on our ‘doorstep’, from the Big South Fork River and Recreation Area comprised of 125,000 acres that borders us to the north, to the Rugby State...

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...