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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The compelling story of the times, the family, and the fine antiques of the...

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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An unexpected delight! Less of a "museum" and more of a fascinating story!

We visited Lotz House using a Groupon discount (teen boys with us). I'm not sure we would have known about the small "attraction" in historic Franklin, TN (near Nashville). With... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tiffany F

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very often with historical tours, you can different insight each time from different guides. This is definitely the case with the Lotz House. It is worth going back to and learning new facts about the house, the owners and the battle. You may even notice new details that you did not know before. Since I became a member of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Lotz House using a Groupon discount (teen boys with us). I'm not sure we would have known about the small "attraction" in historic Franklin, TN (near Nashville). With the modest entry fee, you receive a fascinating 45-minute (roughly) tour of this hand built house and the family who lived through the battle. Civil War history abounds! Each room... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really had a great time at the Lotz House Museum! The house is very interesting and the guide was informative and funny! A must see in Franklin!!

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1 Thank Kathy H
Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my son for an outing with his Cub Scout troop. The tour was very interesting, we learned a lot about the Lotz family, the battle of Franklin, and general info about life during the civil war era. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and passionate about history, a true history buff!

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Nolensville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Life of one civilian family caught in a major battle during the Civil War. Covered before and after the battle and family that lived through it. Home received damage from the battle and that damage is visible. One home to see among two other sites for the battle of Franklin. If you like Civil War history then this is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a most interesting tour of a little known attraction in Franklin, Tennessee. The guide was knowledgable and passionate about her subject, and my daughter and I enjoyed our visit immensely.

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Marysville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our visit to the Lotz House was very interesting. Our experiences with the tour guide, historian, and gift shop clerk were excellent. There is much to learn about the Lotz family's experiences, and there are lovely antiques to enjoy. Our tour was very personalized to our questions. We highly recommend this historic treasure as part of a trip to Franklin!

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother-in-law was visiting from out of town and we decided to stop in on a lark. We did the tour and learned so much that we didn't even know about our home town and it's Civil War-era history. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely worth a stop if you have some time one afternoon.

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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, amazing houses to see for the history. Actually ran out of time seeing all there was

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fascinating to learn about this family's plight through the Civil War. The guide was very good and knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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