Historic Rugby, Inc.

We are a living Victorian village, a National Register of Historic Places heritage treasure, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and a State Natural Area. We are a community.

William Paul Young Weekend

“Is it possible to craft a space for community and conversation free of the divisiveness of politics or religion or ideology…a space for you to explore life, God, the world and what it is to be fully human, and to do so alongside a growing group of friends?

I don’t know either, but I would love to try.”

Hearts & High Tea

4:30-6:30 PM | Saturday, February 16
Harrow Road Cafe

It’s no secret we here at Rugby love our teas.
We want to share that love with you.

with Valentine’s Getaway Package

Third Saturday Hike

10:00 AM | Saturday, February 16

Join the Friends of the Rugby State Natural Area and a Tennessee State Parks representative for a guided hike.

Workshop Series: Stoneyridge Farms

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Saturday, March 9

Diane Cushman of Stoneyridge Farms teaches us the secrets and benefits of producing your own goat milk soap.


We offer interpretive tours, lodging, dining and shopping, host annual events, and share our backyard with National and State Parks.

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Historic Rugby hosts a series of festivals, workshops, performances, teas, galas, and other events. There’s something for everyone. Take a look at our schedule!



We preserve and protect 18 historic buildings—including one of the oldest libraries in the South. We provide work for people in one of the highest unemployment areas in Tennessee and shops where local artists can feature their crafts.  We host festivals and car shows, artist and writer workshops, and hundreds of tours of our historic buildings.

Historic Rugby receives no ongoing operational support from federal, state or local governments.  It’s your membership and donations that allow us to carry out our missions.



Visitor Centre
Closed until March 16 (Will open by appointment for groups; please call 423/628-2441)

Harrow Road Cafe
Currently closed for inventory and maintenance

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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Historic 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 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.