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Lotz House Museum

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Address: 1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
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+1 615-790-7190
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Admission to Lotz House Civil War Museum
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USD 69.00*
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Civil War and Plantation Tour from Nashville
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Like the other sites in Franklin we very much enjoyed our time at the Lotz House. The guide was knowledgeable and engaging. Had a very good time learning about the history of the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Like the other sites in Franklin we very much enjoyed our time at the Lotz House. The guide was knowledgeable and engaging. Had a very good time learning about the history of the home.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour of the house was led by historian Thomas Y. Cartwright. He gave a rich description of the history of the people who lived their (The Lotz Family) as well as an understanding of their experiences with the Battle of Franklin. Accounts of both the family as well as soldiers who where on the field before, during ,and after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As with other visitors we combined this visit to the Lotz Hose , with the Carter House and the Carnton Plantation. Without any prior planning we arrived at the Lotz House on the 152 anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. Our docent was incredibly knowledgable, bringing out the horror and the drama of the battle scenes and the aftermath --... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tj was outstanding, great enthusiasm, and detail beyond the standard historic home presentation. As with Miss Olivia at Carter House he is an excellent presenter. Carnton plantation's docent lacked the polish and expertise of Tj and Miss Olivia, but the property is worth a visit as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great afternoon in this gorgeous Civil War era home filled with antiques, as well as artifacts found on the battlefield. The story of the Lotz family is fascinating in how they survived such turbulent times. Upon seeing the cannonball imprints and bloodstains on the floor, we could imagine being there during the battle. Thomas Cartwright was an excellent... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide was amazing. You could tell she was passionate for her job. She knew so much information about the building and time period. My boyfriend and I learned so much and I think it is because of her energy when she delivered the information. We talked about different portions of the tour throughout the rest of the day.... More 

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is more of a house and you view it with a guide who tells about the history and provides an array of stories. The guide was very passionate but you had to stay very focused to keep up with how fast he delivered the wealth of information. Once the tour was over, there is not a whole lot... More 

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Nahant, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fascinating home and we were fortunate to have a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The story of the house during the war and the furnishings are fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting friends in Nashville and they suggested this tour- and we were not disappointed. Our tour guide was informative and made it very interesting for our whole group. I would recommend this tour for anyone!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour and JT was an excellent guide. He even took us on a solo as we came in late and he gave us the information we missed. Incredible history.

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