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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 have already toured Carter House and this was the next on our list. Jean was our guide and was wonderful. Answered every question.Very moving emotionally realizing what these people witnessed and hardships they went through.

Thank Gwen H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the tour of Lotz House, Carter House and Carnton Plantation ....... and recommend going in that order. The homes were well preserved and provided a "step back in time" ...... however, it was the tour guides that made the whole event come alive....More

Thank d-Hazelwood
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great appreciation for history. The visit to Franklin did not disappoint! We toured Carter House, Lotz House, and Carnton Plantation, which all share the devastating story of the day that changed the lives of the small town just months before the end of the Civil...More

Thank Kristine B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were lucky. We arrived late and no one else was there so we got a private tour. The guide was excellent and the story powerful. It is hard to imagine what the family suffered during the battle of Franklin. With bodies stacked 6-7 deep...More

Thank Manazefa
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Lotz House, combined with a tour with Thomas Davenport will give you a very real understanding of what people went through in the Civil War. Thomas Davenport makes the battle of Franklin come alive from BOTH sides...this is not a "God Bless the South"...More

Thank Celeste D
Reviewed 1 week ago

JT, our tour guide, profiled the non-slave holding family before the war, during the Franklin battle, and years after the Civil War. A very thorough and fascinating story of the Lotz family told by the most passionate tour guide we've ever experienced. We felt like...More

Thank joeandjill2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought tickets on a whim and am so happy we did. J.T. was our tour guide (and his mom works the counter). He is just so knowledgeable about the Battle of Franklin and exhibited such a passion for the topic. The history of that wonderful...More

Thank BrianW601
Reviewed 1 week ago

The young man guide did an excellent job of explaining about the people and the Civil War battle that made this home famous. He was very enthusiastic and made sure everyone could see and understood what he was explaining. We happened to be there when...More

Thank rebarnes22
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the opportunity, make sure that JT is your tour guide. Nothing against anyone else there but his passion about the Lotz family and the horrors that they endured is impresssive.

Thank skins1122016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lotz House tour was absolutely fascinating. Our tour guide was exceptionally knowledgable and gracious to answer all our questions. She paints a picture of what it felt like to be in the town, in that home, in that family during the civil war. Highly...More

Thank jesessler
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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
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.