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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 yesterday

We spent a Sunday afternoon visiting the Carnton plantation, the Lotz House and the Carter House. While each home had great history and so much interesting information, the tour guide at The Lotz House, Robert, was awesome. He was animated, interesting, and full of information....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can purchase an admission ticket that covers the Lotz House, Carter House, and Carnton Plantation at any of the three sites. The ticket does not expire and it is cheaper than purchasing individually. Our tour guide was enthusiastic and informative. The tour covers the...More

Thank Bobbie201
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great quick stop. One of the best civil stops my wife and I with our kids ever had. The tour was quick, informative, and very attention grabbing. Robert our tour guide was amazing and really passionate about the place, the war, and the people...More

Thank LanceAldrich
Reviewed 4 days ago

Significance of house and house itself wonderful. Extremely knowledgeable guide, Tom, very passionate and knowledgeable

Thank daisyrn
Reviewed 5 days ago

A visit to the Lotz House complements the overall Franklin, TN battlefield experience. Our guide was personable and knowledgeable; describing the family, the house and the part they played in the Civil War. Recommend adding a carpentry workshop to the museum, in the future, to...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small civil war era home. A lot of the home has been changed and most the antiques are not original to that home, but probably a good representation of the time period.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with the knowledge and friendliness of our tour guide. She made the story of this house come alive for us. Very interesting history of the area. I recommend it to all, young and old.

Thank Gwen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this house during Memorial Day weekend. The tour had just started, but the guide welcomed us warmly even though he had already started his speech. He spoke with such passion it was as if he were telling the events for the first time....More

Thank lindawagner2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured the Lotz house and the Carter house. The Lotz house may be small but was a far better tour than the Carter house. Also the Carter house charges for every little thing on the property. Love the staff and history knowledge. I learned...More

Thank busyboyproductions
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on a whim on our way into Nashville and we are so happy that we did. The door was very detailed and interesting about the Battle of Franklin and the Lotz family. Something we didn't realize is that this tour is more...More

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Karin S
20 August 2017|
Response from SarahLynn1213 |
Probably boring for younger children. There is mention of the massive amounts of men that died. lots (piles) of bodies after the battle of Franklin. They point out the blood stains on the floor. It's really more... More
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.