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Lotz House Museum

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Address: 1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3616
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+1 615-790-7190
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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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Stand inside the Battle of Franklin

Laura was a great guide, and as an 11th generation Franklin resident, her passion for history is evident. There are blood stained floorboards as the home was used as a hospital... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Laura was a great guide, and as an 11th generation Franklin resident, her passion for history is evident. There are blood stained floorboards as the home was used as a hospital. Anyone interested in the Civil War will certainly appreciate this tour.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went knowing nothing about the battle of Franklin and left wanting to know more. Lauren was amazing, she spoke with such passion and really brought the struggles of the Lotz family to life. It was better than anything we could have learned at school. Beautiful wood work throughout the home, it was all breathtaking. Would recommend to any one... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating and interesting story of Lotz family. Family house filled with time period items and a story to each one. The tour guide was great. His passion and knowledge took you back to feel the battle as it was happening and then the aftermath. Being from California it was surprising to find Lotz relocated eventually to San Jose with his... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We toured the Lotz House while visiting franklin on a day trip out of Nashville. We were delighted to visit. The lady giving the tour was knowledgable and passionate about the rich history that shaped the town around them. The house itself is a great story. The guide will tell you all about it!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour of this historic home brought to life the 5 hour siege that changed the lives of those who lived there forever. Thomas Cartwright, who is frequently interviewed about the Civil War, especially the Battle of Franklin TN, was our guide. The tour was exceptional, and brought the experiences of the family, the soldiers, the commanders, and the impact... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour was not as long as some of the other tours. The tour guide was very informative and a great speaker which made for a pleasant tour.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Franklin & bought the 3 ticket pass for Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Plantation. You certainly learn a great deal on all the tours but if you do all you'll end up suffering from information overload!! If pushed for time we'd suggest the Lotz House. JT the guide has an amazing delivery of what happened in the battle... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an excellent tour and far more than walking around a historic home. Our tour guide told stories with such passion and took care is sharing the spot in history that this family and home experienced.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was fantastic. Our tour guide Thomas was very knowledgeable and passionate not just about the Lotz House and family but about Franklin, civil war history and the art inside the home. Very informative. Tour seemed to go by very fast. My 8yr old son also enjoyed the tour and history very much. Thomas was great about answering his... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited this past week. I must say that passions and attention to detail that JT brings to the Lotz House is amazing. The minute that my wife and I arrived you could see the charm and desire to tell you aboutt the home the family and the events that occurred in Franklin in 1864. I am... More 

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