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SPECIAL MESSAGE – Updated 10/27/2020
In an effort to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Historic Westwood will be temporarily closed for tours through November 17, 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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Free docent-guided Tours:

 Tuesdays, Wednesdays & thursdays
10:00AM to 4:00PM
or by appointment for large groups

Tour Historic Westwood

One of the Historic Homes of Knoxville, Westwood will capture your imagination as soon as you walk through the front doors. Our guests enjoy the largest assemblage of paintings by artist Adelia Lutz on public display in Adelia’s Studio, on loan from the McClung Collection. The house also features an impressive collection of antique slag lamps on loan from the John and Nancy Coates collection. The Coates rotate the lamps on display throughout the year. Also on display is a lovely work of art by Cynthia Markert. The East Parlor frescoes have been completely restored and many other original frescoes have been revealed and await further restoration. Children (and adults) can search for the pewter German Shepherds hidden in many of the main floor rooms (a homage to Louise Lutz’s favorite pets).
Whether you are interested in history, architecture, art, historic preservation, beautiful gardens, or considering renting Historic Westwood for a private event, our volunteer docents are always happy to show you around.

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