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.


From the Visitor Centre, Thursdays through Saturdays at 10, Noon, 2 &4 and Sundays at 1 & 3 Eastern

*Call for info on groups*

$7 Adults
$6 Seniors
$4 Students
Preschoolers Free

* Group, school rates, and specialty tours are always available 

Please call our office at (423) 628.2441 Ext. 1 to schedule your next trip!

Hours | Spring-Summer 


Please call our office at (423) 628-2441 Ext. 1 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.