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Lotz House Museum

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Address: 1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
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+1 615-790-7190
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: Yes
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The compelling story of the times, the family, and the fine antiques of the...

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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Very good tour - civil war history personalized with the story of a family

Highly recommended, although Carnton Plantation has more fulfilling "grounds" Very good tour and energetic presentation - about 45 minutes - it gives you some civil war history... read more

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highly recommended, although Carnton Plantation has more fulfilling "grounds" Very good tour and energetic presentation - about 45 minutes - it gives you some civil war history personalized with the story of a family. Nice antiques from the period. You can save 25% by buying your tickets on tripadvisor instead of at the museum door.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If only my social studies teachers were half as interesting as J.T., who lead our small tour group. We were totally wrapped up in his description of the battle of Franklin, and could almost imagine the cannon balls whizzing by us as he spoke. Well worth the effort to find this place....and the town of Franklin is a nice place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I almost skipped going to view the Lotz House. I had just spent an enjoyable hour at the Carter House and wasn't sure how much "house history" I wanted to get into. I'm glad I decided to go check it out. I went on a Tuesday afternoon in February and ended up having a personal tour as no one else... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went in knowing very little and found the Lotz story fascinating! Laura was an excellent tour guide and her passion for the Lotz family and the museum were wonderful! We were very glad we chose to do this!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our tour today with Robert at the Lotz House. Learned a lot about the Battle of Franklin, and the Lotz House, plus information about the family who lived here. Beautiful period furnishings, many built my Mr. Lotz, a master craftsman. Well worth the price. The tour lasted about 90 minutes and was never boring. Thanks, Robert

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Lotz house is a beautiful historic home in Franklin Tennessee. The house was filled with intriguing original pieces from the era, which included Items from the Battle of Franklin, Furniture, Items that belonged to the family and more! Although our tour guide talked fast we were able to much about the history of the house. The Lotz should be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Lotz House, Carter House, and Carnton Plantation, these tours were very interesting and all the guides were incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the Battle of Franklin. They shared the perspective of the civilians who were caught up in the battle and what happened to them during those horrible hours of the battle. It's a real life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The most enjoyable aspect of the tour is hearing the fascinating story of the extraordinary Lotz family who built the house and their experience before, during and after the Battle of Franklin. Their story immediately draws you in and leaves you thinking about their lives for days. All the guides I met were extraordinary. The furniture is an amazing collection... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This covered so much history of the house, the area, the Battle of Franklin and the Civil War in general. I would highly recommend -- Guides were informative and excellent!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was awesome. He told us all about the Civil War and how that house has played such a part of it.

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