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Lotz House Museum

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Admission to Lotz House Civil War Museum
From US$ 10.00*
Admission to Lotz House Civil War Museum
From US$ 10.00*
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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...more
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1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3616
+1 615-790-7190
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All reviews lotz family lotz house our tour guide civil war battle of franklin thomas cartwright great tour come alive across the street cannon balls his passion his knowledge carnton plantation history buff well worth the visit their lives an excellent job
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting story of the Lotz house/family and battle of Franklin. Jean gave us an informative tour with interesting facts of the Lotz family and Battle of Franklin. Just amazing how life was in the era. I would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rjwandmimitravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the Lotz House was very educational and interesting with lots of history. I was not aware of the battle of Franklin until this visit. a famous artist lived in this house, at the time of the battle she was six years old....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Iloveoldhousetours
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Civil War's Battle of Franklin took place in a relatively small area so I assumed that the three historical sites Carnton, Carter House & Lotz House all had similar stories to tell, boy was I wrong. Each site actually tells a very different story....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank songwriternerd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides the exquisitely carved furniture and gorgeous antiques throughout the house and the beautiful hand-crafted home, we learned about the tragic battle that took place right in that unsuspecting family's front yard! Some of the damage to the home is still visible. Our guide was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gail L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great! Laura, Thomas and J.T. were great. Staff makes you feel like you are in their house/at home. Knowledgeable, welcoming and passionate about what they do! I highly recommend checking it out. It has lots of history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Safari17172841363
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enthusiastic, well-informed guides lead you through the house and bring alive life as it was on the front line of the battlefield. Great stop for tour buses. Several of the rooms are upstairs and require climbing the curved staircase.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour bus visited this museum. The tour guide, Allison, was so knowledgeable about the history of the house and family members, the civil war details affecting the house, family and town. Gray side trip when In Nashville

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Voyager631269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the tour, learned so much about the Battle of Franklin, just from the house tour. The next day the staff arranged a walking tour for us with a very knowledgeable local historian. We loved it and learned so much.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelscb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best tours I’ve been on. The tour guides do an exceptional job and giving you the feeling like you were there all those years ago. They also had tons of information on the family, the house, and the town. I highly recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mackennas2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a huge history buff.. I get it honest from my dad. I visited the Lotz house as well as other sites that were involved with the Battle of Franklin for a project for my history course. I loved literally every minute. The home itself...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jennifer M
8 July 2018|
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Response from love4antiques | Reviewed this property |
Despite the advantage of breaking up the tours, I'm not so sure a 10 year old would enjoy a whole day of "looking at old houses" !! If I were taking my grandson, I'd do ONE of these houses and then head out to The Hermitage... More
20 August 2017|
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Response from Tammy P | Reviewed this property |
It is very appropriate not scary and would actually be boring to a kid that is not interested in history
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