Rugby today is a living historic village that consists of a non-profit called Historic Rugby, Inc., its members, and a small bustling community of residents and businesses. We remain a village much like the original village founded in 1880 by Thomas Hughes!

Historic Rugby, Inc. (HRI) offers our guests several lodging facilities, The Harrow Road Cafe and our store, The Commissary. Tours to important historic buildings are also offered on certain days for visitors. Due to the last few severe and unpredictable winters, our “season” now begins in mid March and continues through mid-December. Hours of operation for our tours, store and Cafe are seasonal, so please contact us or call us at 423-628-2441 for specific information.

We also have special events and workshops throughout the year. Please click on our Calendar for dates.

Our talented villagers and members volunteer and partner with HRI on existing events and also help create new events.  We are fortunate that volunteers have coordinated to keep the popular historic Print Shop open on high traffic weekends!

Our volunteers, working hand-in-hand with our staff members, are the reason we are able to provide quality programming and events throughout the year!

THANK-YOU! to everyone who participates in growing our community and historic non-profit!



Hours | Fall
All times Eastern

Visitor Centre
Thur.-Sat. , 10am to 5pm
Tours at 10 am, Noon, 2 pm and 4 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Tours at Noon, 2 pm and 3:30 pm

Thursday, 11 to 4 EDT

Friday-Saturday, 11 to 8

Sunday, Noon to 5 EDT

Friday-Saturday 10:30 – 5:30
Sunday Noon – 5:30

Rugby Printing Works
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday  Noon – 4 PM
Open most Fridays, depending on volunteer schedules

Spirit of Red Hill Shop
Thur.-Sat. & Mon. 10:30 – 5:30
Sunday Noon – 5:30 PM

Missions Matter Shop
Open selective hours

The Gallery at Rugby
Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

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