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Lotz House Museum

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Address: 1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3616
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+1 615-790-7190
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Fee: Yes

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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JT is outstanding

My wife and I visited this past week. I must say that passions and attention to detail that JT brings to the Lotz House is amazing. The minute that my wife and I arrived you... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I visited this past week. I must say that passions and attention to detail that JT brings to the Lotz House is amazing. The minute that my wife and I arrived you could see the charm and desire to tell you aboutt the home the family and the events that occurred in Franklin in 1864. I am... More 

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Russellville, Alabama
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Husband and I purchased a Groupon ticket which saved us 50%, but it would've been worth full price. JT was passionate about the house and it's history throughout the 90 minute tour. He kept the interest of all including a few elementary age children. The home is lovely, full of antiques and a small gift shop. The guide gave so... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not just for the content of the house but the Guide - Jean was fabulous. Her passion for the house, the history of those first owners and the effect of the Civil War on the small town of Franklin was truly moving. Only down side was no pictures ...why ??? Books for sale perhaps???

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Lotz House Museum was a great adventure through Franklin's involvement in the Civil War. Our tour guide was fantastically funny and informative throughout the house and brought history to life with the stories he told about the family and the Battle of Franklin. Overall, this is a great place to go to understand what happened to specific families during... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Super passionate tour guide! He made the one hour seem like 10 minutes! Awesome authentic history and stories. All non-profit. Go see this house ..... well worth the $10. !!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our guide was very informative, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic! Anyone interested in history would enjoy this tour. The craftsmanship of the home is amazing! The only downside was that no pictures were allowed on the inside.

Thank Mike M
Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was incredible!! I found the man who gave the tour was very friendly and informative. I absolutely loved it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So glad we took this trip to the Lotz house. The history of this home and the family that lived here was astounding. The enthusiastic guides took us on a trip back in time as we learned about the battle that took place inside and outside this home. For anyone interested in American history from a human perspective, this is... More 

Thank Stephanie S
White Bluff, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour we got of this place was great. I don't know how our tour guide could have done any better. He was extremely knowledgeable and a phenomenal story teller. If I had never visited Lotz house and knew how rewarding it would be, I would definitely see it.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our tour guide loved his job and it was evident, he gave quite the enthusiastic and interesting tour. We never knew about the Battle of Franklin and its role in the outcome of the Civil War. How wonderful that the house has been spared from the wrecking ball and restored. Would have loved to take tours of the other historical... More 

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