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Historic Rugby

5517 Rugby Hwy., State Scenic Hwy 52, Rugby, TN 37733
+1 423-628-2441
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Interesting place but no one around on weekdays

We stopped at Rugby to admire the interesting architecture and the beautiful gardens but the town... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
MTR5959
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Oxford, Ohio
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Really nice hidden treasure

We were camping over Memorial Day weekend and because of the sketchy weather, went for a drive... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Frank L
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5517 Rugby Hwy., State Scenic Hwy 52, Rugby, TN 37733
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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

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HistoricRugbyInc, Manager at Historic Rugby, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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HistoricRugbyInc, Manager at Historic Rugby, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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HistoricRugbyInc, Manager at Historic Rugby, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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!

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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
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I'm from Jonesborough TN (oldest town in TN) so it's hard to impress me with cute Main Streets and towns, but I loved Rugby! Great History! We were road tripping in route to Big South Fork so only had a little time. Next time we...More

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Living only twenty minutes away from Rugby we visit several times a year. We do the lantern tour in October. There are several craft classes to take during the year. I have done the basket weaving, corn stalk doll, water color, cast iron cooking and...More

1  Thank Phenioxe
Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at a B & B in the offseason several years ago, and there was only the two of us staying for the night, so after supper the woman who prepared our meal also played the piano for entertainment and she...More

1  Thank wrightjerbabe
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We happened on this little town by accident and I'm so glad that we did!! We do plan on coming back next year to stay for all the festivals

1  Thank Lisa B
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Nightstar22
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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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