What Is Rugby?
We’re a Victorian English village, established in 1880, on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. Created as a utopian community, Rugby has a rich history that we share with visitors from around the world.
Join Historic Rugby
A membership keeps you informed of everything happening here, and helps support our preservation and restoration efforts. (We receive no federal or state funding; we rely on people like you.)
Spring Operating Hours
Historic Rugby Visitor Centre
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm
(Tours at 10am, Noon, 2pm and 4pm)
(Tours at Noon, 1:30pm and 3pm)
Harrow Road Cafe
Friday & Saturday 8:30am -4pm, 5pm-9pm
Thursday-Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Sunday: Noon- 6pm
All times Eastern
Historic Rugby is located on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, between Knoxville and Crossville. From Knoxville, travel either I-75 North to Exit 141 (Huntsville/Oneida) ,then Highway 63 to Highway 27. Turn on Highway 52 and follow the signs; or (from the west side of town) take Pelissippi Parkway (62) through Oak Ridge, then turn right onto 27 at Oliver Springs. Follow 27 to Elgin, then turn on 52 and follow the signs.
From Crossville, follow Highway127 North to Jamestown, then turn onto Route 296 to Allardt. Then follow Highway 52 to Rugby.