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Lotz House Museum

Address: 1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615.790.7190
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$10*
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Admission to Lotz House Civil War Museum
98%
Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The compelling story of the times, the family, and the fine antiques...
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Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, 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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Tishomingo, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Get JT or JP as your tour guide, the tour was great. The house is across the street from the Carter house

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

Rob was a great engaging docent! The Lotz House tour is not your average civil war historic home tour. The Lotz family is interesting and the home was beautiful. The tour didn't feel scripted at all!

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

On a recommendation from our hotel in downtown Nashville, my family took the Lotz House tour on Saturday. The tour far exceeded my expectations. Our tour guide, Robert, was so enthusiastic about the house and its history and inhabitants; he really made the past seem present. He also did a great job engaging the family with young children who were... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I was killing time in Franklin with my father, and we decided to stop in at the Lotz House Museum mostly based on positive reviews from TripAdvisor (and to a lesser extent, the proximity to the glass blowing studio where my mother and fiancee were attending a class). We arrived fairly early in the morning, so the two of us... More 

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Greensburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The tour we were given of this place was EXCELLENT! The woman who gave us our tour was very nice and allowed us to ask questions throughout the tour. She knew the information very well and you could definitely tell she had a true appreciation for the history of the house. ABSOLUTLEY would recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderfully preserved residence and a fascinating glimpse into the bloody Battle of Franklin. Many of the artifacts and furniture pieces are out in the open and not behind glass. One really gets a good sense of what the house was like during the battle. There is battle damage in each room and the house is full of... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We had the pleasure of visiting the delightful Franklin, TN. While there, we wanted to go on the Civial War tour of the Franklin battle field. The weather did not allow, so the next best thing was the Lotz House. Boy, did we luck into that one. Mr. Cartwright knew that our group wanted the battle field tour and he... More 

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Ashland City, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I took the battlefield walking tour at Franklin with Thomas Cartwright of the Lotz House. His knowledge of the Battle of Franklin is amazing. The tour consists of learning about the battle plus actually walking the field from the site of the cotton gin to the Carter House property, the epicenter of the battle. If you are interested in the... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

You'll want to visit all three homes - they're close together, intimately linked by their history, and there's a package deal if you get the pass to see all three. Is very doable in one day. Would suggest you start with the Lotz house, then to Carter House and finish at the plantation. This is not your standard "the house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Attending a wedding in Nashville in Dec. we took time to drive a little south to the sweet town of Franklin,Tenn. where a monumental Civil War battle occurred in Nov. 1864. The Lotz House stands on that battlefield,and with it's excellent,knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff brings you back to that time and place and introduces you to the amazing family that... More 

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