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Lotz House Museum

1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3616
+1 615-790-7190
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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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1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3616
+1 615-790-7190
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was outstanding, made that way by our guide Robert. He was so passionate about the history of the house, he made it come alive!

Thank Yvette C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We greatly enjoyed the Lotz House tour and museum. As the docent told of the events that occurred there during the Civil War and the history of the house and family, she brought it alive as if it happened recently. Our thanks to the benefactors...More

Thank dwayne t
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much information, and such an knowledgeable guide. Robert was great guide. Learned so much about the Lotz family and the civil war. This is a must do!

Thank H8698PZcarolync
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our recent visit to Lotz House one rainy Friday afternoon was a step back to a frightening time. Our guide, Thomas painted a picture of the calm before the battle of Franklin in passionate detail. Much of his story about the family who lived in...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped in Franklin, TN not really knowing what was available to see or do. We decided to do a Civil War tour. The Lotz House was magnificent. It was built by a German immigrant wood worker to demonstrate his talent to potential customers. First...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was so pleasantly surprised to find that Thomas Cartwright would be our tour guide. I've seen him multiple times on tv doing battlefield tours so I knew he would know what he was talking about. He reminds me a little of Ed Bearss as...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! It was an informative visit. The furnishings are beautiful and very unique and true to the time period of the civil war & years that the Lotz Family lived in the house. We were in and out in about an...More

Thank RodgersFamily3
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Lotz House offers an in-depth and personal look into the Civil War that is both educational and inspirational. Our delightful tour guide Thomas Cartwright kept our group enthralled with stories and facts of the Lotz family and their home, the Battle of Franklin, and...More

1  Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very informative. Beautiful landscape and gardens and home. Clean bathrooms. Very nice and knowledgeable guides.

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We live in Franklin and had never visited the Lotz House. We did the tour with some friends and it was amazing. The story of the Lotz family is one that I had never heard. It is definitely something a place locals and visitors should...More

Thank Franklimom
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19 May 2016|
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Response from Melissa C | Reviewed this property |
You can do a walking tour which includes a few other sites in the area
Roxey S
30 October 2015|
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Response from Darlene L | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but I bought my ticket on Groupon.
Sherry M
12 October 2015|
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Response from Michelle Z | Reviewed this property |
The house was badly damaged in the Battle of Franklin and it took Mr. Lotz 4 years to rebuild it. Some areas like the upstairs floors were patched in spots by Mr. Lotz. The floors, staircase and baseboard are the ones Mr... More