Crescent Bend—The Armstrong-Lockett House and W.P. Toms Memorial Gardens

2728 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919- Map It
(865) 637-3163

AAA Editor Notes

Crescent Bend—The Armstrong-Lockett House and W.P. Toms Memorial Gardens is 1.4 mi. s.w. on Cumberland Ave., then .5 mi. s.w. to 2728 Kingston Pike. This is one of Knoxville's oldest continuously occupied houses. It was built in 1834 by Drury Paine Armstrong to serve as the centerpiece of his 600-acre farm. The restored house showcases 18th-century American and English furniture, decorative arts and a 1610-1820 collection of English silver. The W.P. Toms Memorial Gardens, terraced Italianate gardens with fountains, descend to the river. During April some 20,000 tulips are in bloom. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
House and gardens $7; $5 (students with ID and senior citizens); free (ages 0-12).
Hours: Wed.-Fri. 10-4, Sat. 10-1, Mar.-Dec. (when wedding not in session). Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.