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Lotz House Museum, Franklin

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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. . Before you visit Franklin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • One of the Bloodiest battles of the Civil War. This is not taught in school... but it still happened. Battle was over in Four hours... Massive dead on both sides. The house has over 1000 bullet holes ...  more »
  • Absolutely wonderful! My friend and I live in Gallatin, TN and travel a great deal visiting historical sites--Charleston, New Orleans, Savannah and just recently returned from Richmond. We have not ta...  more »
  • I've toured dozens of historic buildings over the years, and this was by far the best ever. The tour guide was so gracious and kind! Even when she was explaining the "don't touch anything" rule, inste...  more »
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  • The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. What a great story of our not so distant history and the struggles one family endured. Beautiful home
  • Very interesting visit. We learned a ton about the battle of Franklin. Robert, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, ask for him if possible. I highly recommend visiting the Lotz House.
  • Laura (tour guide) was amazing! Did not expect to be so entertained. Fascinating family and history. The house is a work of art.
  • The house was beautiful! Our guide JT was very informed about the family who lived there, the battle that took place, and the era that they lived in. I learned a lot. I highly recommend this tour.
  • Great place to take family or friends for a little historical trip with rich civil war history. And our tour guide was from my girlfriends and I’s hometown. Love the staff and the tour.

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Where to stay in Franklin

With its brick buildings and small-town charm, the downtown area remains Franklin's biggest draw, but accommodation options here are limited to just a couple inns and bed and breakfasts. You will, however, find many national-chain hotels in the commercial district around where Murfreesboro Road meets Interstate 65. As an alternative, consider staying on a working farm just outside the town center for a more rustic experience.
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