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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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  • 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 »
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  • What a great tour. The guide was fantastic and interesting, and the historic value of the place is high. My 8 and 12 year old loved it as well. Highly recommend if you love history!
  • WOW!!! Iā€™m so thankful we decided to visit. I had no idea about the history of this place. The tour guide did a great job of painting the picture of life during the Civil War. I was very impressed by the amount of relics inside the home that were also original to the home. I would love to go back for the cellar dig and ghost tour! I heard from a former employee this house is EXTREMELY haunted šŸ˜¬šŸ˜³
  • Wonderful Clvil War era home. Well worth the time and money. Parking adequate, other sites nearby as well. Home is well appointed with period correct accoutrements. Staff is knowledgeable and articulate.
  • Fantastic little museum, we were blown away. Being from the west we don't get to see civil war era history and I thought this museum was phenomenal, bringing a touching, tragic story to life! Learning of the calamity that fell upon a tiny town of 750 as 50,000 soldiers tore the place apart was powerful, harrowing, and fascinating all at the same time. Great tour, great guides, great museum!
  • What a fantastic tour!! Jean was our amazing tour guide. She was so very nice and answered all of our questions. We were visiting from St. Louis and highly recommend visiting this house that is so rich in Tennessee history!!

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