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Lotz House Museum

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Address: 1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3616
Phone Number:
+1 615-790-7190
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Great tour with passionate staff!

Our tour guide, Laura, made the Lotz House tour so enjoyable! She was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun. You could tell how much she loved the house and... read more

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide, Laura, made the Lotz House tour so enjoyable! She was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun. You could tell how much she loved the house and telling the story behind it. Highly recommend!

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently toured the Lotz House and we loved it! We had a great guide who had so much knowledge of the house and the war! Really great experience!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped at the Lotz house as part of a weekend history getaway. Our guide, J.T. led us through one family's journey during a tragic part of our history. J.T. was engaging and obviously relishes the opportunity to share not only the history of these German immigrants, but their struggles during the Battle of Franklin and beyond. The architecture of... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see if you are looking for a way to experience a bit of Civil War history. Our guide was so passionate about the history of the home and the Lotz family and made you feel like you could truly envision what the Lotz family and the soldiers fighting in the Battle of Franklin endured. Very reasonable... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not crazy about history typically, but I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The house & staff made it a very enjoyable time & brought the civil war experience to life.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I toured the Lotz House on Columbia Avenue in Franklin, Tennessee, 110 steps from another historical marker, The Carter House. The eccentrically animated J.T. Thompson did an incredible job telling the backstory of German immigrants, the Johann & Margaretha Lotz family, the few hours of the Battle of Franklin, and the aftermath that ended the family in... More 

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Thompson's station, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Museums like this make the Civil War come alive for my family. The guides are exceptional. They are knowledgeable and passionate. A must do for history lovers. My 7, 9 and 11 year olds did well but they have unusual interest in the Civil War.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great guided tour of the Lotz House in Franklin, TN. Our guide was very knowledgeable and a local, so she had a plethora of information to share with us. She brought the Lotz family to life for us, and we went on to have a day filled with Civil War history at the Carter House and the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent tour guide, who was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, told about the Lotz family and their Civil War experience. What a story!!! Great tour of the house!

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Cramerton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The lotz and Carter homes are directly across the street from each other so very interesting to see them both as their stories are so intertwined. If you do see both, go to lotz house first then Carter as you will hear about the lotz hiding in basement of Carter house then go across the street and see the basement.... More 

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