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Address: 1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615.790.7190
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: The compelling story of the times, the family, and the fine antiques of...
The compelling story of the times, the family, and the fine antiques of the Civil War era.The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee, at “the epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle of the Civil War on November 30, 1864. Join us as we step back into Civil War history.
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Step Back In Time

Very informative, history and civil war brought to life with stories. Tour guide, Robert, was very personable and knowledgeable about this period in the history of our country.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have taken this tour twice. I purchased the combo ticket of all three homes, it really gives you a glimpse back into the Civil War era, each with a different story to tell. I'm glad I did this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very informative, history and civil war brought to life with stories. Tour guide, Robert, was very personable and knowledgeable about this period in the history of our country.

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Cold Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We saved the best for last when we visited the Lotz House after the two big houses in Franklin, Carnton Plantation & Carter House. We are very glad we did. Robert, our guide was so passionate, we were completely drawn into his stories about the Lotz family. You would never guess this was his job. The Lotz family endured so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My hairdresser told me I needed to go to Franklin, TN when I had a long weekend getaway planned in Nashville. I am so glad that I took her advice. What a neat little town and the Lotz House is a must do. We bought the 3 tour package and the Lotz House was our FAVORITE. The gentleman that conducted... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Some historical significance but this tour was mostly about the homeowner that was also an accomplished carpenter. Our tour guide was very dramatic and a little on the cheesy side. Good information but not sure how much was really accurate. Was General Schofield and General Hood really roommates at West Point?

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Third time here...yes it's that good! Every time we learn just a little bit more. All of our guides have been very knowledgable & friendly! Love the lotz history & how it's tied in with the civil war. Kudos for preserving this little gem!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

J.C. was the most inspiring speaker I have EVER had as a tour guide. My history teachers were a bore so I hlept through the civel war. Through him I visialized the Lots family's experience so clearly he had me almost in tears. The house and its builders history is awesome. Unfortunately it was the only civil war home we... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of this house and Franklin. We highly recommend you to visit this beautiful historic home

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wow! I lived in Franklin years ago and was familiar with the Battle of Franklin, the Carter House and the Carnton Plantation but I came away from the Lotz House Tour with a whole new perspective and appreciation for the Battle of Franklin from what the local citizens witnessed (including an outside / front yard map orientation). The Lotz House... More 

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Spencerville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

As part of my Civil War tours in Franklin, I visited the Lotz House and was pleasantly surprised by the Lotz House tour. My tour guide, Thomas, was so colorful and so full of interesting stories and tidbits about the house, the people that lived in the house, and about the Civil War in general. I would recommend to anyone... More 

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Additional Information about Lotz House Museum

Address: 1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615.790.7190
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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