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Lotz House Museum, Franklin

Categories: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
Lotz House Museum tells the story of the talented Lotz family and their home during the American Civil War. A guide will take you through the remarkable house. Admire the intricate carpentry of Johann Lotz and the finest Civil War-era antiques collection in the South. The Lotz house was in the central area of the Battle of Franklin, one of the bloodiest of the war, and you can still see damage from the five hours of fighting. Look for the charred dent in the wooden floor from a cannonball that crashed through the roof. Following the battle, the house served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Bloodstains are still visible on the floors and walls throughout the house. On your way out, stop by the gift shop, which features DVDs and books about the Civil War, as well as one-of-a-kind antiques and collectibles. . Use our Franklin family vacation planner to visit Lotz House Museum on your trip to Franklin, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The tour guide was excellent and provided interesting information which was explained in the context of the times and compared with current culture & activities. 
  • What a great place to tour. The history around the house and the family is very captivating. Our guide (Richard, I think, sorry is I'm wrong) was outstanding. You could tell that he has spent many hou...  read more »
  • Thomas Cartwright was our guide and I wish it could have lasted longer! Really well worth it. We learned so much and the emotion and knowledge of Mr. Cartwright was off the charts. 
  • A truly wonderful learning experience. Our tour guides very were knowledgable and each room in this civil war era home held new facts to be discovered regarding the Lotz family and the battle at Franklin. Eye opening.
  • We bought a group on that out the carnton plantation, carter house and lotz house together and it was awesome. The woodwork in the lotz house was amazing. Our tour guide was very passionate and was very thankful for our visit. Would recommend everyone to do this!
  • Went to Lotz House while in Nashville/Franklin visit. It was our 1st time there. Thomas Cartwright was our tour guide. If you ever get a chance to get to down to the area.... You NEED to come and hear this guy. He is/was amazing. You can feel his "PASSION" of the topic. His tour was very enjoyable and very informative. When we went to LOTZ house, I went with my wife (who is a civil war period nut), My 14 year old daughter, my 9 year old daughter and my 10 year old niece. T.C. adjusted his stories to my family. He gave FACT, and though didn't want to include gore, but it is all part of the Civil War. There is no way to avoid that. He gave us fair waring to tell us what was about to come. While there are other Civil War sites in the Franklin/Nashville area, the LOTZ House is one that should be on your list. Beautiful SHOW home and great stories/history.
  • Excellent tour. The guide had great stories.
  • This place is a true gem. I have taken many tours of historic homes over the years, and this one was by far the best. J. T. Thompson was amazing. He has an intimate knowledge of the subject, and gives a tour to be remembered. He is very entertaining, engaging, and very passionate about his subject. If you are in the area and have some time, I urge you to check this place out. A tour taken with Mr. Thompson has to be experienced to be believed. This place is wonderful! We visited the Lotz House with a group on April 4, 2014. Excellent!
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