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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.
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  • Our tour guide JT was awesome and knowledgeable. He gave us the perspective on how the family lived during that time. If your not a history buff you will still enjoy this tour.  more »
  • Lotz is a must see in Franklin. Furniture, art, artifacts and colorful commentary. Reasonable price, a sure bet for repeat visits. DL  more »
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  • Very pleased with the hospitality offered by the staff especially by Seth and Tomas. They were both very knowledgeable about the history of the Lotz house and presented information in an engaging manner. I would for sure recommend the Lotz house to anyone new to Franklin or visiting the area. Very refreshing southern hospitality and even recommended other historic sites of interest. Thank you Seth and Tomas!
  • This was a great stop. Kudos to the folks of Franklin for stepping in and saving this house. The tour guide was great and he really knew the history.

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