Historic Westwood


SPECIAL MESSAGE – Update 7/24/2020
In an effort to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Historic Westwood will be temporarily closed for tours through August 31, 2020. Knox Heritage and Historic Westwood care deeply about the safety of our staff, volunteers, and special guests.  Please be sure to revisit this website for updated information.

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Museum House | Gardens | Art Gallery | Event Venue

A visit to Historic Westwood is a connection to the rich history of Knoxville through beauty, nature, and shared stories. Built in 1890 as a “wedding promise” from John Edwin Lutz to 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. Today, visitors can enjoy complimentary tours of the main rooms led by trained volunteer docents. Experience grand Gilded Age architecture and interiors, a large collection of art by Adelia Lutz (in her original studio), several works by other prominent female artists, a stunning collection of antique slag glass lamps from the Coates collection, and beautiful gardens.  Historic Westwood makes an extraordinary setting for private events.






The September issue of Southern Lady Magazine highlights
Historic Westwood in their article “A Perfect Weekend in Knoxville”.

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Special thanks go to the Aslan Foundation and the many capital campaign donors
that made saving Historic Westwood possible.

Westwood Capital Campaign Donors