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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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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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My family had the pleasure of taking a tour of the House with Robert, a most knowledgeble tourguide. We learned so much from the tour and have been talking about it for days. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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New Paltz, New York
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New Paltz, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My family had the pleasure of taking a tour of the House with Robert, a most knowledgeble tourguide. We learned so much from the tour and have been talking about it for days. The tourguide was the most enthusiastic tourguide I have ever met, and i was a tourguide myself. Don't miss this site!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent guide take us through the Lotz home and he provided a lot of interesting information about who the family was, their talents and what happened there during the Civil War Battle of Franklin. Mr. Lotz was a experienced wood worker and the home is full of his work. His daughter is a famous artist and her... More 

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Western Springs, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the Lotz House as part of a vacation trip to Nashville and Franklin. The tour was terrific. Sam gave a wonderful description of the battle scene around the Carter House and the Lotz House. Then, we went inside the house and got more information and a great tour. It was well worth the cost and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you are at all interested in the US civil war and want quite human stories from a different perspective go to Lotz house, Carter house and Carnton plantation on a 3 in one ticket. Very good value and supports the good cause of preserving quatity items for posterity.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Lotz house was very interesting. Prior to the Civil War and during the war, the Lotz family tried to remain neutral. The Lotzes were Germain immigrants and they left Germany to find a better life in the United States. Mr. Lotz was a master woodworker and by today's standards would be considered upper middle class. They could have afforded... More 

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Tenmile, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Our tour of Lotz House was just two of us and the docent. She was very knowledgeable and eager to share what she knew. She answered every question with confidence and expanded to give us all the background we wanted. Lotz was an amazing woodworker who suffered greatly during the war and after. His house is the show place he'd... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We took a civil war van tour. We had never heard of the Franklin battle before. The tour consisted of three homes that were at the center of this battle. I would definitely recommend this museum. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. If you love history than the Lotz House Museum in Franklin Tennessee is the place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Don't miss this attraction. Great tour guide gave us an amazing experience. The combination of info on the family who lived there (the woodwork is spectacular) and the era of the Civil War made for an engaging, informative and enjoyable time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

So much history and story sharing in the one hour tour. The guides are very passionate about the history of the house. I didn't know how much that I didn't know until I heard about the events that lead up to the battle and then the battle itself. I would recommend this stop to my friends. It is very eye... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Life as it was and how it changed because of the Civil War. A guided tour through the home and a great explanation of damage from the war and what was happening there. Our guide, Robert did a great job.

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