Last updated: 3/30/2011
Rugby, Tennessee
Street Address
5517 Rugby Hwy
Rugby, TN 37733
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 8
Rugby, TN 37733
phone: 888-214-3400
e-mail: historicrugby@highland.net
web: www.historicrugby.org
Hours
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday11:30 AM - 6 PM
Closed - Christmas Eve & Day, Thanksgiving Day & New Years Day.
Admissions
Members are free. Adults - $7.00 Seniors - $6.00 Students (K-12) $3.00 Family - $18.00
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Cheryl L. Cribbet, Executive Director
phone: 888-214-3400
Connie Phillips, Asst. Exec. Director
phone: 888-214-3400
Description

Rugby Colony National Register Historic District is a living historical village reflecting the life and times of founder Thomas Hughes' Utopian dream and the early settlers of the 1880's.

Mission

Historic Rugby works within a living historic community to (a) restore, preserve and interpret the cultural and natural resources and British Isles and Appalachian heritage of Rugby and the Cumberland Plateau region; and (b) achieve architecturally and environmentally appropriate new community development; for the educational and economic benefit of this and future generations.

History

Founded in 1880 by Thomas Hughes a British writer and socialist, Rugby was the last British settlement in the United States. The village has been restored where daily tours are available.

Artifact Collections

Museum Houses Thomas Hughes Library - 7,000 volume Victorian Literature Christ Church

Educational Programs

Guided tours, Arts & Craft workshops, Festivals & Concerts

Governance

15 member Board of Directors

Publications

Newsletters both electronic and printed - Monthly and semiannually 990 - Annually

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Restaurant

Group Tours

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