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Lotz House Museum

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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...more
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1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3616
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All reviews lotz family lotz house our tour guide civil war battle of franklin thomas cartwright great tour across the street cannon balls his passion his knowledge carnton plantation come alive well worth the visit american history a wonderful job their lives
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Reviewed yesterday

Very informative. I was not aware of the significance of the Battle of Franklin. This site was in the heart of it and provides a unique perspective through the Lotz family. Even touches on the life of Matilda Lotz, for those interested in art.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank David G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide was so informative about this family and their home that were so horribly affected by a battle in the Civil War.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Mjbjohnston
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an excellent tour by an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. She was able to engage all ages on the tour from elementary school kids to senior citizens. She was clearly passionate about her topic whether the actual house or the Battle of Franklin during...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Lotz House Museum today and Tom was our guide. It is a small venue but Tom’s stories brought life to the characters who lived here during the Civil War. An excellent look at what it was like during this bleak period of USA history.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank krmcmurtrie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to gain a first hand history lesson during out time in the Nashville area. The Lots House tour was a very good tour. Our tour guide, Seth did a spectacular job explaining the history of not only the home, but the details surrounding...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing the Lotz House was great. We learned history, about the Battle of Franklin (Civil War), and the Lotz family. We had a 3-way ticket which included the Carnton Plantation and the Carter House (there was a discount). All three were excellent.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank James O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Alison was great. She was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and made the tour fun. Well worth the visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're really enjoyed the tour. The guide was a wealth of information and made the visit very pleasant!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LSUgeek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this tour, mostly because of our tour guide, Seth. Turns out he does professional civil war reenactments and you can tell he's a performer! What an exceptionally knowledgeable guy, especially about Matilda Lotz. That was 1 hour of pure entertainment. Would do this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mozeschrute1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was great, Seth was awesome! We really learned a lot. This place is totally worth visiting!

Date of experience: March 2019
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8 July 2018|
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Response from love4antiques | Reviewed this property |
Despite the advantage of breaking up the tours, I'm not so sure a 10 year old would enjoy a whole day of "looking at old houses" !! If I were taking my grandson, I'd do ONE of these houses and then head out to The Hermitage... More
21 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