Armstrong Lockett House and W. P. Tomes Memorial Gardens
The Armstrong Lockett House and W.P. Tomes Memorial Gardens are located in Knoxville, Tennessee. This southern antebellum home was built in 1834 and was once part of a 600 acre farm. The gardens here are beautiful. There are formal Italian gardens which include nine terraces and five fountains which lead right down to the Tennessee River. There are plenty of blooming plants, including roses and magnolias. For those who like a little history, the house is well-worth the visit. Inside is a collection of 18th century antique furniture and English silver dating back to the 1600s.
Admission to tour the house and gardens is $7.00 for adults. Children under 12 are admitted free. The gardens are open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.