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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

As other reviews mentioned, our guide J.T. was fabulous. Truly brought the Franklin battle alive through the eyes of the Lotz family. Riveting. J.T. is a masterful storyteller. We enjoyed it immensely.

2  Thank 26Travelers2014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great tour!! Guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot information about the Lotz family. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Maggie0906
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide was SO knowledgeable, and has a wonderful delivery that keeps you thoroughly engaged. One of the best historical tours I've ever participated in.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Franklin and we had to choose one tour. We picked a good one. Robert, the tour guide, was excellent. He made the tour come alive.

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must if you're in Franklin. Our guide, Thomas Cartwright, was passionate and thorough, and such a gentleman. He truly put a human face on the carnage at Franklin, and you will end the tour feeling like you know the Lotz family intimately....More

Thank gormer
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tried to get to Franklin, TN in 2005 and couldn't make it because of time considerations but now in 2017 we made it and the Lotz House was the first place we went. The tour is just wonderful, LOTS of information and details and knowledge...More

Thank CLMT2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

This home still shows the scars of the Battle of Franklin. The house belonged to a middle class family there for it is not as large as the plantation homes. Located only a block inside the Union earthworks, It suffered extensive damage due to artillery...More

Thank jdssr2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tour begins outside and lays out the battlefield. You learn how the battle progresses and how it changes the lives of the Lotz family. Mr. Lotz was a talented woodworker, his skills are featured throughout the house. Our tour guide, I do not remember his...More

Thank Brandy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very informative tour. The guide was very knowledgeable but he talked so fast with so much information I had trouble understanding him at first, then got used to it. Glad we stopped by. It prompted me to buy a book to learn more!

Thank Alison T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thomas Cartwright, Historian was very passionate and engaging and brought the Lotz Family and Battle of Fanklin to life! I learned more about the Civil War and Battle of Franklin than I could every have imagined. You must make Lotz House Museum a priority when...More

Thank mnmehne
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Do they offer tours of the town?
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
Do you take credit cards?
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
has it been remodeled recently?
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