In an effort to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Historic Westwood is observing strict health and safety criteria. When visiting the property, face masks are required (no exceptions). November and December tours will be predominantly self-guided.
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SPECIAL HOLIDAY SEASON OPEN HOURS
Open 10 AM to 2 PM, Nov. 17, 19, 24 and Dec. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17
Entrance Fees: Adults (18+) $10
Knox Heritage Members Free
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A visit to Historic Westwood is a connection to the rich, artistic history of Knoxville. The residence was built in 1890 for John Lutz and his wife, Ann Adelia Armstrong Lutz, a prominent Tennessee artist from one of Knoxville’s founding families. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the residence is a rare example of Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque architectural styles. Rare still, the home was designed with a beautiful, grand studio space in which Adelia could pursue and display her art. Today, visitors can enjoy tours of the main rooms led by trained volunteer docents. Experience the grand Gilded Age architecture and interiors, a large collection of art by Adelia Lutz, several works by other prominent female artists (including Cynthia Markert and Eugenia Dulin), a stunning collection of antique slag glass lamps from the Coates collection, and beautiful gardens. Historic Westwood makes an extraordinary setting for private events.