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Lotz House Museum

1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
615.790.7190
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Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Algood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This house is more historical in appearance. The tour guide was awesome and WELL informed. He really cares about this house. Would recommended this house

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Chattanooga
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24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The tour guide was excellent and the story of the inhabitants of this house is so extraordinary. This is another great stop if you are visiting Franklin, TN.

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orlando, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Great experience-our tour guide was excellent- enthusiastic and had a genuine love for his subject. He gave an excellent overview of the house and history of the time period. Would highly recommend this attraction,.

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Rapid City
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Robert was our informative guide through the Civil War times for the Lotz House in Franklin, TN. We enjoyed hearing about their day to day life during this period in history. Robert made those days come to life as we toured the home. This is one place that along with the Carter House should not be missed if your visiting... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable collection of antiques and woodwork done by the builder. A time capsule of life before the battle and rebuilding after which amazingly still exists after multiple owners and uses for the house. Not to be missed!

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable. The history of the Lotz family and the home interesting. Also another site relating how close the battles were to civilians and the horrific war that was fought.

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Westerville, OH
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

When we first arrived at the Lotz House, I thought 'This won't take very long." We had just come from the Carnton Plantation which is quite large and the Lotz House is small. However, the tour guide (Sam) was exceptional. His knowledge, enthusiasm, and story telling was fascinating and we ended up being there over an hour. The house was... More

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Darien, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The historical background of Lotz House is very interesting. The most significant thing is the incredibly ornate carved furniture throughout. Understanding what happened at ground zero in the Battle of Franklin comes from this visit. If you can, get Sam for the docent. He is excellent.

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Houston
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Visited for the first time in 2011 with friends. We agreed then it was one of the best tours we had ever experienced. Have been back several times and it just gets better. The history of the house, the battle, the people and it's contents come to life through the tour guides. All the guides are very knowledgeable and passionate... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I think the guide at this attraction was the best, most passionate guide I've ever had the pleasure of viewing a site with. There should be some kind of award for someone this good. The house itself is wonderful to go through with it's old furnishings and history. However, the story about the family that lived there was even more... More

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