Historic Rugby, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization and living Victorian village, originally founded in 1880 as the Rugby colony by British author Thomas Hughes, with the organization established in 1966 to preserve, protect, and interpret the man-made and natural historic resources and heritage of the British Isles and of Appalachia.
By reservation only for groups of 10 minimum. Reservations required.
Call for info on groups*
* Group, school rates, and specialty tours are always available (even during the off season)!
Please call our office at (423) 628.2441 to schedule your next trip!
Hours | Winter
Please call our office at (423) 628.2441 before your visit for daily information. It’s subject to change.
We offer an award-winning documentary, The Power of a Dream, before one of our guides walks you back into history through four original historic buildings, telling the stories of inhabitants and providing informational commentary on the village through its founding up to the current community. (The movie is free.)
In addition to historical tours, you’ll find maps of the village & Rugby State Natural Area trails, activities within the area, and popular Appalachian destinations, including the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area & its trails within Rugby plus trails within the Rugby State Natural Area.