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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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Ft. Myers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Battle of Franklin and the role it played in the Civil War. The guide obviously knew the history and made it all come alive by sharing the stories of the people involved. The home is filled with wonderful antiques from the era and the dedicated staff seemed able to answer every... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We are not typically that interested about history, but had two hours extra in Franklin. We are happy we decided to stop at the Lotz house. We were amazed how much details our tour guide, Robert knew. This guy knew the species of the wood each fireplace mantel was made of! He made the civil war battle of Franklin very... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent tour showcasing the sad and amazing history of the Lots House before, during, and after the Battle of Franklin. It is a bit small, so expect a crowd when you go.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I toured the Lotz house the other day, I had already toured the Carter House, however I had a private tour at Carnton Plantation...Someone told me to consider that and I did and WOW. So I decided to have a private tour of the Lotz House by BJ Thompson and I WAS MOST IMPRESSED WITH THIS TOUR AS IT COMPLETELY... More

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were taken through a period of time we never had imagined could have come about. It was as if we walked into the 1800's. The house and it's contents itself were fantastic but add the amazing tour we were simply blown away. I highly recommend this to anyone m 12 to 70 years old. I say... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Such a neat little travel back into life that was interrupted by the gruesome Battle of Franklin in the Civil War! If you love history and are in Franklin, TN stop by this place! It needs tourists and their funding to support the preservation of a piece of history.

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Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We took the 3-house tour (Carnton Plantation, Carter House & Lotz House). All three were excellent, but Robert's tour of the Lotz house was outstanding. He knows his history, and made the story come alive (sadly--as it IS a very, very tragic story, indeed). Beautiful home with a very interesting history.

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Carbondale, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Lotz House Museum provides a superb tour featuring a period home and it's history during the Civil War. I've toured many Victorian homes before and am somewhat familiar with events that took place in Franklin during the Civil War. However, the guide was so adept at interweaving the life stories of various Lotz family members, accounts of the war,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Don't miss it. Sam did a terrific job with explaining facets of the war, Battle of Franklin, house furnishings, and Johan Lutz's life and skills. Fabulous experience we'll not forget!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Thanks Sam for you passion and knowledge of this historic location. Awesome job and prsentation. Thanks Bill

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