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Lotz House Museum

Address: 1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615.790.7190
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Nashville Holiday Lights Tour Including Lotz House
98%
Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The compelling story of the times, the family, and the fine antiques...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Lotz house museum was a very interesting experience giving a background about the battle that occurred on the land during the civil war and detailed descriptions about the history of the house. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful, pointing out impressive details ranging from the floor stained with a soldier's blood to the origin of specific furniture. Solely visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide, Robert, did an excellent job of explaining all the damage to the house, the antiques within the house and the beautiful craftsmanship. He also was very good at explaining the history of the house and the battle outside. He made the history come alive! Highly recommend this tour!!! And Robert!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Great stop for any civil war buff. This family had the battle of Franklin literally fought on their front lawn. Forewarning: a lot of the tour consisted of discussing objects from the civil war period as well as the house owner's furniture crafting skills. The tour guide was amazing! And it was very eerie to see the bullet holes and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Honestly, we didn't expect much from the little Lotz House after a day trekking through Carnton Plantation and the Carter House on our Battle of Franklin tour. But little did we know, we'd saved the best for last. What a fascinating, amazing story of the Lotz Family. As our guide Thomas colorfully related the story we kept saying, this would... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

My grandchildren and I enjoyed our visit to the Lotz House on the site of what is arguably the last significant battle of the Civil War. We learned a great deal about the battle, sad and grisly, poignant and pragmatic, about the lives of the Lotz family, and about the effect of the war on the area. The house contains... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

The Lotz House was included in a three house Christmas tour that we did, along with the Carter House and Carnton. We had never been here before, and were very impressed with the reception we received from the people hosting the home tours and with the quality of the display. The 1800's furniture was something unique, and the woodwork in... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Not only did this place have the majority of its original structure but the artifacts are fascinating as well. The divot in the floor from the cannonball, the original fireplace (with bullet holes), table, couch and the patchwork from the original owner after the battle were just some of my favorite things to see. The story has planted the seed... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I visit many plantations and homes that were involved in the Civil War and this was the best one I've ever visited. The information about the Battle of Franklin was easy to understand unlike some of the other houses I had visited that made it hard to follow. The house was filled with beautiful hand crafted furniture and hand painted... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is the first time that I have entered a museum to such enthusiastic and welcoming docents. Jean, the docent who led my tour, was quite knowledgeable about the Lotz house, family and the Battle of Franklin. I highly recommend this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We live in Franklin and found this home so interesting. It was great to learn about the Lotz family. Our tour guide was great and he definitely knew what he was talking about. Don't miss this great tour!

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