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.
Suspended for winter, Lodging remains open
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 Closed for season
Due to our location, all hours are seasonal and subject to change.
Please call our office at (423) 628.2441 before your visit for daily information.
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 & trails, activities within the area, and popular Appalachian destinations, including the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.