What does your contribution, either through volunteering, becoming a member or giving a charitable donation to Historic Rugby help achieve?


Visitation alone cannot support operations; as a private non-profit with no funding from any level of government, Historic Rugby depends on the generous gifts of those who care about the success of this Tennessee treasure so we can continue our mission of preserving, restoring and interpreting Rugby’s unique history as a planned utopian community built in the 1880’s on the Cumberland Plateau.

Your help allows us to restore our historic buildings, care for our archives and collections, develop interpretive programs, protect our environment, maintain our site, and introduce others to the amazing history of those that founded this unique place.

Please donate to Historic Rugby so we can continue our mission! Below are links to the many different ways you can help!



Planned Giving

Thank-you for your generosity! It is greatly appreciated!


The quickest way to donate to Historic Rugby is by scrolling down and clicking on one of the buttons below which will direct you to PayPal, a secure and easy way to donate online. You don’t have to have a PayPal account to use the service – just a credit card. Thank you!



Your contribution is very much appreciated!