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Lotz House Museum

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Address: 1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615.790.7190
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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I loved our experience at the Lotz house in Franklin. The guide was well informed and it was refreshing that the stories of what happened there during the war were not ended... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Winchester, Tennessee
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Winchester, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I loved our experience at the Lotz house in Franklin. The guide was well informed and it was refreshing that the stories of what happened there during the war were not ended there in tragedy. Instead the inspiring lives of this family continued and found triumph in the end. The fabric of characters and their intersections with history was well... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I live in Nashville and have passed this home many times on visits to Franklin and finally decided to drop in. What a treat! It was a great tour and Sam was phenomenal. I would like to come back again to hear more! Thanks so much for a lovely day. A very interesting story and great staff.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our tour guide Jean was very knowledgeable and made us feel welcomed. The tour was better than I hoped with many interesting artifacts. Highly recommended.

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Harker Heights, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you're at all interested in the War Between the States, this place is a must. Not only is the location incredibly well preserved, but the tour guides are well versed in its history, as well as its impact on future generations. As they took us through the estate room by room, there was a constant sense of immediacy that... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Without leaving the Civil War theme of Franklin, the Lotz house also incorporates a unique, rich collection of period antiques! The history of the family and house were fascinating, and some of the objects you will see are truly spectacular pieces (I particularly liked Audubon's birds!). Our guide was highly knowledgeable, and always offered us the opportunity to ask questions... More 

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Winsted, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was a really informative, interesting tour. Our tour guide gave us an excellent history of the house and a feel for the time when this rather futile battle was fought. She gave us good insight into the life of the owner of the house, and brought him and his family to life for us, especially their experience during the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

this house is an extraordinarily well-preserved remnant from before the Civil War. the house is fully furnished with period pieces, including many by Mr. Lotz himself, an immigrant German woodmaker whose house was a showcase of his virtuoso work. the volunteer docent was outstandingly knowledgeable and a very enjoyable presenter, infectiously enthusiastic about the subject. the presentation focuses on the... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful house, fascinating history, all at your fingertips. Not much has changed since the Battle of Franklin, and our guide Robert was so knowledgeable and friendly! We loved the tour.

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Pinckneyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Lotz House was worth every minute and the small fee we paid to enter. Our tour guide, Robert, was very knowledgeable, and he took time to tell us so many things about the home and the time period. He was a huge success in our book. You must tour this home. We had been to Franklin at another time,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This tour was one of the best of the trip. The tour guide was knowledgeable and provided a vivid story of the family who lived there and what their experiences must have been like. The group was small and the experience was intimate. Highly recommended!

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