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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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  • This house is full of civil war history and stories of people doing extraordinary things but I found the stories of what followed the war the most interesting. It's compelling history and well told by...  more »
  • Our tour guide was well-informed and made the tour interesting. A visit to the Lotz House is well-worth your time.  more »
  • Tour tells story of family and how civil war battle affected their lives. Very interesting and very passionate tour guide about his subject. Very worth while. Near by park with cannons and markers wor...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed the story that was told with this house. I enjoy history when it gets close and personal and you get to hear about individuals and their experiences. That's what you'll get on this tour. If you go here, I would recommend you get the tour package that includes the Carter House across the street and a third site. But give yourself at least 4 hours to do all 3 sites.
  • This was an informative, interesting place to visit. Our guide, Thomas, was very knowledgeable and conveyed all the information thoroughly. I would recommend it to anyone interested in history or just visiting in the area.
  • Thomas Cartwright toured us. He has a wealth of knowledge about the Battle of Franklin. We enjoyed every bit of the Lotz House.
  • Wonderful place to add a personal story of Lotzs’ family to general story of Civil War. Great passionate knowledgeable volunteer docents.
  • Was a very informative your. Kept your interest. We had a large group so was a little crowded in the rooms. But overall I would recommend this tour
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