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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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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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Great way to bring Civil War history to life for school age children

My fifth grade daughter and a few of her classmates toured the Lotz House this morning and came away with a much better understanding of the Battle of Franklin and its role in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My fifth grade daughter and a few of her classmates toured the Lotz House this morning and came away with a much better understanding of the Battle of Franklin and its role in Civil War history. This tour is particularly good for school-aged children because we get to imagine the Battle of Franklin from the perspectives of the three children... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Many Thanks to the older gentleman that gave the tour of the Lotz House in Franklin, Tn just south of Nashville. He included an excellent account of the family that lived in the home during the civil war. The tour included a lot of explanation about the craftsman that Mr. Lotz was as a German born, woodworker and the battle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you only tour one place in Franklin the Lotz House should be the ONE!! Our tour guide, Thomas Cartwright, is a well known expert on the Battle of Franklin and the Lotz family. He made history come alive for us! The house is amazing and beautifully decorated with the Lotz's personal belongings as well as many museum quality period... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I toured the Lotz House on a Sunday afternoon. Our guide provided a wonderfully detailed history of the home's place in the Battle of Franklin, the craftsman who built the home, and more recent history. He answered all the questions our group asked and then some! We loved our visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide was Mr. Thomas Cartwright, historian,who has been on the history Channel numerous times. This man is not just a book of knowledge but book(s) of knowledge about the house and the battle of Franklin,Tn. The history of the house and the Lotz family cannot be told without the history of the battle and Mr. Cartwright made it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved this place! Amazing tour guide, great artifacts, actual blood stains in the floor of the house just gives you a sense of the battle in Franklin. We loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Who'd have known that walking around a little old house would be so interesting? This was almost all due to the fact that our guide was Thomas Cartwright, he was incredibly knowledgable about everything, not just the civil war parts.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This house is filled with loads of art and history. Robert, the tour guide, did a fantastic job, explained everything well. Hint: buy a combo ticket that allows visits to three of the historic homes (Lotz, Carnton, Carter).

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The staff was accommodating and the our guide, Thomas was easy to listen to and was very knowledgeable. He included facts of all kinds to make the tour interesting for everyone in our group. Questions were welcomed and Thomas did a great job answering them.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Probably one of the most informative tour guides I've ever experienced. Not only did he know all the facts on the house but he was able to answer both general and specific questions about the Battle of Franklin as well as the Civl War in general. Definitely worth the time.

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