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Historic Rugby

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Address: 5517 Rugby Hwy., State Scenic Hwy 52, Rugby, TN 37733
Phone Number:
+1 423-628-2441
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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A real Pearl !!

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... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Wyoming, Michigan
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 and hostility she projected towards the unsuspecting duo.

Thank Joe H
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88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 will plan on stopping for the tour!! A must see for sure!

1 Thank Mary B
Sunbright, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 herbal gardening to name a few. The Harrow Road Cafe is a good place to... More 

1 Thank Phenioxe
Wyoming, Michigan
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 was really rather good.. We invited her into where we was a sittin by the... More 

1 Thank wrightjerbabe
Milan tn
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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675 reviews
341 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 818 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This was supposed to be Utopia. Welcome to Tennessee. The town is now a mix of gorgeous Victorian homes and trailers up on blocks with fry daddies and weedeater haircuts. It's really an interesting bit of history and worth taking the little loop out of your way to at least look. It's like a Shaker village with seed money.

3 Thank nabenom
Alpharetta, Georgia
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Always wanted to visit this area, but it's not really "on the way" anywhere... Loved it. The original architecture is just stunning to behold. However, I didn't realize there was as much to see as there actually is, and didn't allot enough time. I'd wanted to see the cemetery too, and I would have come prepared for a short hike... More 

2 Thank solofl1er
Kingsport, Tennessee
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This place is so peaceful and lovely! We walked around this little town and enjoyed every minute! The commissary has some wonderful lotions and soaps. Well worth your time!

1 Thank militaryredhead
NewburyHouse, Manager at Historic Rugby, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed a peaceful time at Historic Rugby and hope to see you back in the future. More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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165 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I guess that would have been a better visit, it certainly received a excellent review in our Newspaper recently.... The big problem was... we drove for 3 hours only to find that the whole place (Except the rest rooms thanks goodness) WAS CLOSED. We learned from a sign that they are only open Thursday through Sunday. I guess this was... More 

5 Thank jelh47

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