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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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  • We thoroughly enjoyed are tour. Our guide (Laura) was passionate about the history of her home town and it made our experience so much better because of it. Highly recommended this your and I would definitely pair it with the Carter house tour across the street to get the full experience.
  • A must attend tour! The tour guide was lively and energetic, painting the story of the Lotz family so vividly we could see them waltz through the house and hear them talk of the battle. Privately ran, supporting this venue is an honor.
  • The tour of this house is full of history, all be it, not all of the Lotz family artifacts, but still interesting none the less. Our guide was much more interactive and full of stories than some of the other historical tours in the area. If you buy the value ticket package you can also see the Carter house and the Carnton plantation for a great price.
  • A really great tour. I had my two kids with me (1 and 4) and it was really family friendly. Also, they were cool when I spilled my coffee (what a catastrophe) and were extremely welcoming and forgiving.
  • History right before your eyes, under your feet, in your ears! Our guide (a Franklin native) was very knowledgeable and entertaining, willing to answer questions along the way. House is great, could see a family living daily life in the 1860's there. Definitely a must-see on any visit to the area!
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