Historic Rugby

Historic Rugby: Hours, Address, Historic Rugby Reviews: 4/5

Historic Rugby
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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twodogsba
lexington,nc.145 contributions
went for the 41st British fest, was a little disappointed that there weren't more venders. The old buildings and shops were great. We had a good time.
Written May 20, 2022
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Frank n Louise Canning
Livingston, TN53 contributions
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My wife and I decided to take a day trip to Rugby Tennessee. We are of English/Irish bloodline. The visit was great. We took the $7.00 tour of the historic school, library, church, and one of settlers home.
Our tour started with a short video on the history of Rugby.
Why an interesting visit, we would encourage anyone passing through this area to stop and spend a couple of hours visiting.
The library was opened in 1882 and has a collection of over 7,000 books, many are first additions.
Written October 15, 2021
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Carl R
3 contributions
Seriously if you live or visit Tennessee. Keep small children away from Rugby TN. Very weird and possibly dangerous people there. Some live there. Others just belong to the weird cult like following there. Very anti God/anti American presence there.
Written October 14, 2021
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Judy L
Cookeville, TN1,120 contributions
A beautiful little community that was built as an experimental utopian colony. The experiment was a failure. However, this community is far from!! It's a must visit if you're in the area!! Be sure stop by the little stores. Be aware many of the houses are privately owned. The church is gorgeous!! The people are nice!! We spent a couple of hours just walking, browsing and enjoying this beautiful area on a beautiful spring day.
Written April 17, 2021
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smcdaniel
Ariton, AL490 contributions
To drive through this town is like stepping into the past. The houses are really pretty. We walked to the "Gentleman's Swimming Hole." It's worth the walk.
Written October 20, 2020
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Mary A
Brentwood, TN5 contributions
Couples
It took about 20 min to walk around & see the few homes. The picture that is shown of the cute little church is the best thing there. We drove from Nashville, about a 2 1/2 hr. drive, to see the fall colors and it was too early for the peak colors. Don’t waste your time.
Written October 17, 2020
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Anita V
7 contributions
Rugby is really lovely, particularly in the fall and spring. Take the tour, it's worth it. We stayed in Percy Cottage. Don't expect a luxury accommodation! This area really attempts to stay true to the late-1800s vibe with a few upgrades (i.e. central HVAC, wifi, electricity, etc.).
Written October 11, 2020
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Jeana K
Martinsville, IN285 contributions
We were staying in Huntsville so drove over to Rugby at someone's suggestion. What a quaint little village - like stepping into a Charles Dickens's Christmas scene. But we didn't have time to visit any of the shops & the Visitors Center wasn't open yet on a Sunday. The Harrow Road Cafe must have had a recent FIRE so was not open -- caved in roof which is too bad. Worth the drive to see this little gem out in the country.
Written September 21, 2020
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Johnny J
Baltimore, MD894 contributions
Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Victorian Rugby and want to come back and lodge there, and participate in special events. Sue was an excellent tour guide after we watched the movie. Found a couple of items to purchase in the gift shop. Sue made us contact with a private homeowner for a tour related to family history research. We learned a lot.
Written September 16, 2020
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danrobin2017
Florida Panhandle, FL96 contributions
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A true to life 1800’s community that is the same today as it was back then.
The church, the library, the homes made you feel as though you had gone back in time... a jewel in the mountains!
A must see!!! We loved it!
Written July 25, 2020
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Historic Rugby is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM