Fall In Love With Our Village.
Historic Rugby is an 1880s Victorian village on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. We started an a unique English colony created to right a social wrong. 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 one of the oldest complete lending libraries in the South.
Rugby hosts scores of events each year, including 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 Rugby State Natural Area and The Big South Fork.
Chef Mike Mahon and his staff welcome you to the Harrow Road Cafe, with English, American, and other delicious fare.
One of a kind gifts, amazing crafts, and remakable art and “oddities” are waiting in Rugby’s commissary and unique shops.
HOURS | SPRING
Thursday-Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Tours at 10am, Noon, 2pm and 4pm
Sunday, Noon to 5pm
Tours at 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4pm
Harrow Road Cafe
Thursday-Saturday, 11am to 8pm
Sunday, Noon to 6pm
Thursday-Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Spirit of Red Hill Shop
Saturday 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM
The Missions Matter Shop
Open selective hours.
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RUGBY, TN--Historic Rugby kicks off its season each Spring with “Hidden Trails Hike Rugby!” Join a group of local trail leaders in exploring the Hidden Trails of Historic Rugby in honor of Eric Wilson (1935-2013) on Saturday, March 16. Wilson was a long-time resident...read more
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.