Tour

Learn Rugby’s remarkable story, and tour historic buildings, including the first free public library in the South. TOURS resumed MAY 8.

Play

Rugby hosts scores of events each year with festivals, car shows, formal teas, Halloween and Christmas specials, even Irish Road Bowling.

Hike

Ten beautiful hiking trails (of varying difficulty) begin in Rugby and lead into the Rugby State Natural Area (Reopened Apr. 24) or the Big South Fork national park (Reopened May 4)

Dine

Harrow Road Cafe is now OPEN for Fri/Sat/Sun Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Takeout also available. Call 423-628-2350. 9-9 EDT, 9-6 Sundays. 

Shop

One of a kind gifts, amazing crafts and remarkable art and “oddities” are waiting in Rugby’s Commissary and unique shops. Fri/Sat/Sun

Stay

Rugby offers historic lodging, complete with period furnishings, or a rustic cabin feel. Get away and relax, with WIFI or  without. OPENED MAY 1

HOURS  of Operation 

 Visitor Centre

 Thur/Fri/Sat 9-5 Eastern, Sun Noon-5. Tours 10, Noon, 2, 4  and Sundays 1 & 3 Eastern

Harrow Road Cafe
Open for Fri/Sat/Sun breakfast/lunch/dinner.          9 am-9 pm EDT, 9-6 Sundays. Call (423) 628-2350

 Commissary

 Reopened June 6, Fri/Sat 11-5 EDT, Sun 2-5

 Lodging

 Reopened May 1, Percy & Pioneer Cottages & Newbury House (limited to a single party)  

Rugby Printing Works
 Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4, select Fridays

The Spirit of Red Hill Shop
Thur/Fri/Sat 10:30-5:30, Sundays Noon to 5:30

The Gallery at Rugby
Reopened June 4, Thur-Sun 11-4 EDT

All Times Eastern

 Directions

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!