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.)
Winter Operating Hours
Historic Rugby is closed until the new year. The Harrow Road Cafe will reopen December 31 for a New Year’s Eve Celebration. The Commissary will reopen Friday, January 5.
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.