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Lotz House Museum

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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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 american history well worth the visit their lives an excellent job
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited based on reviews and was not disappointed! Our docent was a lady who worked in the gift shop, I didn’t get her name unfortunately. She did a fabulous job of not only telling the actual historical events around the Battle of Franklin but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mammagreen
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this amazing place on Saturday, Feb. 16th, 2019 and had an incredible time. Our tour guide Thomas was extremely knowledgeable in the wartime history, the house itself, along with the Lotz family. Thomas was also quite animated in his story telling which added...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ricksterintn36
Reviewed 3 days ago

Civil War buffs will enjoy this as one of the several tours available locally. Guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job presenting the history and significance of the Lotz House. Best to take in The Carter House and The Carlton Plantation along with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank randyrocker
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited yesterday and had Seth as our tour guide. He was informative, funny and made our experience memorable.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ababani
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour with Seth. It was a good mix of history and the appreciation of the craftsmanship of Lotz and Maltida’s paintings.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MJT_1st
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide Seth was the absolute best. His knowledge, humor, and enthusiasm was second to none. I would love to hang out with this guy, drink a beer, and learn more. I already want to go back.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Djmikeyb977
Reviewed 1 week ago

We romantic history buffs like old homes, tales of life beyond our daily lives. Here is a perfect example of the courage, determination and skills that leave me amazed at our ancestors. What life threw their way makes me feel humble. Would I have survived...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bonnie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide Seth was friendly, informative and funny. The house holds tons of history though not all entwined with the battle. The artifacts are not all tied to the home, but are related to the time period. Johann Lotz was an extraordinary carpenter and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank roll_tide1998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and enjoyable. The house is beautiful. I think it is impossible to get a full understanding of the civil war, but this helped. Definitely worth the price.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of our time in Franklin Tennessee (which really takes 3-4 days to adequately digest) was the tour of the Lotz house. Our tour guide, Thomas Cartwright, is part historian, part actor, all charm! He brought the battle to life all the while putting...More

Date of experience: January 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
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
18 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