Trip Planner:   USA  /  Tennessee  /  Franklin  /  Lotz House Museum

Lotz House Museum, Franklin

4.8
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Lotz House Museum
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Lotz House Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
2,727 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • I love historical home tours, but it isn't every day that you get a guide that is so obviously in love with the home that it's infectious. Our guide was so knowledgeable and energetic that even my sma...  more »
  • What a wonderful place to visit and get a trip down memory lane during the Civil War! An unbelievable place with a very talented story teller making you feel attached to the Lotz family and the histor...  more »
  • This museum is a must see for anyone interested in Civil War history. J.T. was our guide and he brought the history of the Lotz family alive. I have been to other Civil War sites, but this one was by ...  more »
Google
  • 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

Plan your trip to Franklin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Lotz House Museum by other users

5 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Nashville & Memphis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in New Orleans, Nashville & Memphis BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans