Learn Rugby’s remarkable story, and tour historic buildings, including the first free public library in the South. Tours resume MARCH 20, 2021.
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 & the Big South Fork National Park. Trails OPEN for winter 2020-21.
Harrow Road Cafe is now CLOSED after a fire. BUT lunch & takeout is available at RM Brooks Store on the west end of Rugby daily except Sun. 423-628-2533
One of a kind gifts, amazing crafts and remarkable art and “oddities” are waiting in Rugby’s Commissary reopens March 20, 2021.
HOURS of Operation
Tours & film resume March 20, 2021
Harrow Road Cafe
Closed following 9/4 fire. Try RM Brooks Store for lunch/takeout Mon. through Sat. 423-628-2533
Reopening March 20, 2021
OPEN Percy & Pioneer Cottages & Newbury House (limited to suite or whole house) + newest added: Ivy Cottage Annex (booking on Airbnb)
Rugby Printing Works
Reopens March 20, 2021.
The Spirit of Red Hill Shop
Reopens Feb. 6, then Sat/Sun 11-5 weather permitting, 423-628-5562
The Gallery at Rugby
Reopens June 3, 2021
All Times Eastern
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!