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Historic Rugby

5517 Rugby Hwy., State Scenic Hwy 52, Rugby, TN 37733
+1 423-628-2441
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This is a beautiful old town.

We have visited Rugby a couple times. We took the tour this trip and really enjoyed going on all of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joe L
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Paducah, Kentucky
Cute and quaint old village

I had heard about Rugby from a friend and decided to try it out. Cute little village with friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
natalieh2006
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5517 Rugby Hwy., State Scenic Hwy 52, Rugby, TN 37733
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+1 423-628-2441
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Rugby a couple times. We took the tour this trip and really enjoyed going on all of the old buildings and learning the history of the town. Everyone in town are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard about Rugby from a friend and decided to try it out. Cute little village with friendly locals. It is well worth a visit!

Thank natalieh2006
Reviewed 7 September 2017

When going to Rugby, make sure to take the tour. It explains the reason for the town and makes the visit more enjoyable, knowing what you are looking at. There are hidden treasures in the library....

Thank James N
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Our most recent visit to Rugby was on Thursday a couple of weeks back. This beautiful restored English settlement appears as if you are stepping out of a time capsule into the late 1800s. If you want to go when lots of things are going...More

1  Thank gemcityer
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Rugby to admire the interesting architecture and the beautiful gardens but the town was empty. This is June but on a Monday. Nothing was open except one antique/B&B. There are no places to eat, no one at the welcome center. However, there...More

1  Thank MTR5959
HistoricRugbyInc, Manager at Historic Rugby, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your review of Historic Rugby! We're sorry we were closed on the day you came. You can find our hours listed on our website historicrugby.org. Since we are a nonprofit, we are limited on our hours of operation; however, we are working...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

We were camping over Memorial Day weekend and because of the sketchy weather, went for a drive instead of hiking. We decided to head up to Rugby, which I'd known about but never visited. Went to the town gift shop and found some really neat...More

Thank Frank L
HistoricRugbyInc, Manager at Historic Rugby, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thanks for the review and we're glad that your stopped by to visit with us. If you're ever interested in coming back to visit us again or come to one of our events, make sure to check out our historic lodging. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

i Had been wanting to visit here. about 2 hrs 15 minutes from were we live. This is a town on the National Register of Historic Places. Great History, beautiful buildings. We will come back to be able to finish this tour. They also have...More

Thank Sharon S
HistoricRugbyInc, Manager at Historic Rugby, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your time visiting with us. Thank you for your review and we look forward to having you back with us soon to finish our tour!

Reviewed 4 May 2017

We drove out of our way after talking with a ranger at Big South Fork about Rugby only to find that on April 23 the town was closed due to rain, a sign said. Sigh. We would really have enjoyed even a street-only tour, since...More

1  Thank AquatenniiaT
NewburyHouse, General Manager at Historic Rugby, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

I'm sorry you weren't able to experience Rugby and all we have to offer. On that day, we had major flooding in the area, closing roads and even washing away some. We had to let employees leave early and close, so they could safely arrive...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

So much history wrapped up in a tiny town in my beloved Tennessee! My favorite is the library with volumes of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and so many more, all there since the late 1880's. Awesome!

Thank Golfdeb
NewburyHouse, General Manager at Historic Rugby, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

We're glad to see you enjoy Rugby as much as we do! We hope to see you back in the future!

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Pretty town with nice buildings, but our middle-aged female tour guide demonstrated an amazing level of hostility and rude behavior to a couple that inadvertently stumbled onto our guided tour as it was finishing up. Really ruined our experience because you could feel the tension...More

1  Thank Joe H
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Nightstar22
25 June 2017|
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Response from HistoricRugbyInc | Property representative |
Yes and no. It depends upon what all you want to make a part of your trip. The tour lasts approx. an hour, and you'll want to check out the our shops that carry local artisan crafts and British favorites. We also have... More
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