Historic Westwood


In an effort to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Historic Westwood is currently closed to the public through January 31, 2021.

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Entrance Fees: Adults (18+) $10 | Children Free | Knox Heritage Members Free

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Museum House | Gardens | Art Gallery | Event Venue

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.






Member of the American Association for State and Local History

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

Westwood Capital Campaign Donors