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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
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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Bronte, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you are ever near Franklin, do yourself a favor and go to the Lotz house. I had the distinct privilege of getting a tour of the Lotz house from Mr. Thomas Cartwright, who also happens to be a well respected and renown historian. This was by far the best tour I have ever been on! The Lotz house has... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I couldn't resist the pun! I arrived at the house early and was taking photos when a staff member came out and asked if I was interested in the tour. It had just started and they were in the foyer, so he said I could join that tour since I wouldn't have really missed much. Our tour guide was Sam,... More

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Huntsville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Too many groups going through at one time. People came in and joined the tour group with out paying. They left before the end of the tour so they wouldn't have to pay.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful home. Tour guide very knowledgeable and made you feel almost like you were back in the era of the civil war. Highly recommended to visit.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Lotz House has been beautifully preserved in spite of being passed through several owners and occupants since the Civil War. I was very surprised that it is not government-funded. The owners depend on ticket sales & donations, and they have done a great job in preserving the house. The tour guide was excellent. He used humor and expressive narrative... More

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Fairhope, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My friend and I toured the Lotz House after our tour of Carnton, so it was interesting to see the Union equivalent of the Confederate Field Hospital. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a dry wit that was appreciated. My only complaint is that he had to begin our tour in the gift shop with customers chatting with the... More

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Lowell, Indiana
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Across from the Carter House sits the Lotz house, and a story of two families who were never the same after a single day in history. We were absolutely stunned with the amount of detailed information that exists about these people... and what a story to tell. It is rare that so much talent exists in a single family and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We loved Lotz House. The house and furniture were beautiful, the guide was informative and willing to answer questions, it was a wonderful experience. We will take all of our out of town guests to visit Lotz House and the city of Franklin.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Robert was our tour guide. Knowledgeable;answered many questions from the group. Value ticket $30 well worth it. I suggest going to the Lotz House before the Carter House and Carnton Plantation. I was surprised they let you get so close to the objects in the house. I visited the Carter house afterwards and I had a better understanding of the... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We bought the value ticket that included the Lotz House Museum, the Carter House and Carnton Plantation and had great tours at all three sites. The docent here so passionately told us this family's story that we were practically in tears -- an amazing story of a talented carpenter and artist. Yes, there are items in the house that would... More

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