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Lotz House Museum

1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3616
+1 615-790-7190
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Admission to Lotz House Civil War Museum
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3616
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+1 615-790-7190
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a wonderful experience, our guide JT was a volunteer and he kept our attention the entire time. I was so enthralled with the house and the family and the furniture. Absolutely a must see if your near Nashville

Thank Cindy W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I kind of knew what to expect on our visit to this incredible home,however being there, well there are no words to discribe the feeling.My wife and I were truly overcome with emotion.Being from Canada we hope that all Americans will embrace each other and...More

Thank littledot58
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Reviewed 3 days ago

JT did a wonderful job explaining the role of John Lotz in the battle around him. He described his background as a woodworker in great detail and to what extent the battle around him and his family changed heir lives forrever. He also gave a...More

Thank Keith D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our docent kept us engaged in the tour with fascinating stories of the Battle of Franklin and how the Lotz's were affected. The little museum has many unusual artifacts.

Thank Dennis V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A small but key battle was fought during the civil war in the little town of Franklin , TN. I highly recommend you take the tour of the Lotz House so rich in this history. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. I also recommend...More

Thank Louise J
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The story of the Lotz family is incredible! Imagine yourself in the center of the Civil War! You will hear their story if you take the time to tour their home, I for one am grateful it has been preserved! Please tour it so they...More

Thank Pat S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to LOTZ House while staying with friends in Nashville. Found the house very interesting. Our guide had a real southern accent and made the tour special for all visitors. She was very informative and really new her history. I enjoyed the visit and was...More

Thank Mary O
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tour guide JT was great. His knowledge of the history of the house and family added significantly to the experience. Highly recommend the tour.

Thank Smithwareagle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting tour of a home located in the middle of the Civil War Battle of Franklin. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the home, its contents and also about the Lotz family. We visited Lotz House the same day we toured...More

Thank SwimMom25
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was engaging, animated, and it honestly made me feel as though I was whisked back in time. Our guide was a true historian. He was knowledgeable and he made myself and entire family see things through the lenses of all who were involved...More

Thank AmandaNJoe
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Karin S
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
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tgadol
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
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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.
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