Fall In Love With Our Village.
Historic Rugby is an 1880 Victorian village on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. We started an a unique English colony created to right social wrongs. Now we are a living village that shares the experiences of the past, provides stewardship for historic buildings and environmental treasures, and offers a haven to reflect and relax.
Learn Rugby’s remarkable story, and tour historic buildings, including the first free public library in the South.
Rugby hosts scores of events each year with festivals, car shows, formal teas, Halloween and Christmas specials, even Irish Road Bowling.
Ten beautiful hiking trails (of varying difficulty) begin in Rugby and lead into the Rugby State Natural Area or the Big South Fork national park.
Historic Rugby’s staff welcomes you to the Harrow Road Cafe, with English, American and more delicious fare & drink libations.
One of a kind gifts, amazing crafts and remarkable art and “oddities” are waiting in Rugby’s Commissary and unique shops.
HOURS of Operation
Thur.-Sat., 10am to 5pm EST
Tours at 10am, Noon, 2pm and 4pm
Sunday, 11am to 5pm
Tours at Noon, 2 and 3:30pm
Harrow Road Cafe
Thursday, 11 to 6 EST
Friday-Saturday, 11 to 8 EST
Sunday, Noon to 6 EST
Friday-Saturday 10:30 – 5:30 EST
Sunday Noon – 5:30 EST
Rugby Printing Works
Saturday 10am – 4pm EST
Sunday 1 – 4 pm
Open most Fridays, depending on volunteer schedules
The Spirit of Red Hill Shop
Thur.-Sat. 10:30am – 5:30pm EST
Sunday Noon – 5:30pm
The Missions Matter Shop
Open selective hours
The Gallery at Rugby
Thursday-Sunday 11am – 4pm EST
All Times Eastern
News and Press Room
All things happening in and about Rugby
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 a left on Highway 27. Turn right 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 left on 52 and follow the signs to a marked right on Rugby Pkwy.
From Crossville, follow Highway 127 North to Jamestown, then right onto Route 296 through Allardt. Follow Highway 52 to a marked left onto Rugby Pkwy. In Eastern time zone, barely!