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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 2 days ago

Tours always vary based on the knowledge, skill and people skills of the tour guide. The guide I had at the Lotz House gave the best tour experience of the three places in Franklin (Lotz House, Carter House and Carnton Plantation). If I had had...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We toured the Lotz House along with the Carter House and the Carnton Plantation. All three were excellent and provided different information. If you have time and are interested in stories about the civil war, it is well worth the time. Our tour guide was...More

1  Thank afrolander
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Robert was our spectacular, expert tour guide of the Lotz House. We felt like we were right there, back in time. He brought the Battle of Franklin to life and made us feel like we knew the Lotz family. Definitely worth the money. Highly recommend!

Thank AdventuregirlJ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our guide Laura was excellent. She made the tour! Very interesting. We knew nothing about it before we came. My daughter who is bored with everything enjoyed it!

Thank Jeannie O
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thomas provided such an interesting and enthusiastic tour of the Lotz House this weekend. He was passionate about the history of this home and the Battle of Franklin. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about what happened November 30, 1864. Roger and Karen Schnorr

1  Thank Roger S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved our tour guide she was so sweet. Loved hearing about the history and seeing all the woodwork in the home. The story of the Lotz is truly what it means to fight for the American dream. Would revisit again.

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tour was very interesting not at all what we were expecting but not really long got enough either. Kids really enjoyed it.

1  Thank Tammy P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow!!! What an awesome tour:) The tour guide was great. The artifacts were priceless and amazing. Tour guide made it come to life.

Thank Jacqueline N
Reviewed 6 days ago

If I could rate it more than 5 stars, I definitely would! Our guide, Thomas Cartwright, was amazing with his knowledge of the Lotz family and the battle of Franklin. If just passing through or visiting on vacation, the Lotz house is well worth the...More

Thank fwj3006
Reviewed 6 days ago

Toured the Lots house and it was a real eye opener. A bit emotional as well. the gout guide, Thomas Cartwritght could not have done better. If you are in Tennesee, give this a real try. The living history aspect of it is not lost...More

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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.
Sherry M
12 October 2015|
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Response from Michelle Z | Reviewed this property |
The house was badly damaged in the Battle of Franklin and it took Mr. Lotz 4 years to rebuild it. Some areas like the upstairs floors were patched in spots by Mr. Lotz. The floors, staircase and baseboard are the ones Mr... More