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Lotz House Museum
Lotz House Museum

Lotz House Museum

1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, 37064

The Basics

Guided tours offer full access to the Lotz House, where you can peek into the kitchen and bedrooms, and witness first-hand the damage done during the battle. The house has been preserved as it was left, complete with original 19th-century furnishings, personal effects belonging to the Lotz family, and fine art works—along with the blood stains and holes left by the cannon fire. Learn about the Lotz family, relive the events of the Battle of Franklin through their eyes, and gain insight into the Civil War and its impact on the entire country.

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Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
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USD101.90 per adult
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I loved all the history....
I loved all the history. All the tour guides were excellent. They really brought the history to life.
Michelle_P, Aug. 2022

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Civil War Tour
Gayle_V, Jul. 2022
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
Our tour guide,Terry, was very knowledgeable, and very personable. We enjoyed hearing about the homes being used as makeshift hospitals, and reliving a bit of what the military and the citizens lived through.
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Step into the life
Francisco_S, Jul. 2022
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
seeing the bloodstained floors and shot up walls helps me decorate understand the sacrifice that was given to make the slave free and preserve the union.
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The holes shot into the...
Dina_K, Jul. 2022
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
The holes shot into the walls of the Carter out buildings was unbelievable! To see that, brought home the carnage, the damage that would have been done to the bodies of the soldiers fighting there.
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Great tour!
Claudia_S, Jun. 2022
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
We loved the tour guide on the bus and the tour guides at each stop. Very knowledgeable and shared interesting stories and facts about the Battle of Franklin. We were extremely pleased with this excursion.
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Very educational tour on...
James, Jun. 2022
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
Very educational tour on the civil war. Carnton house was beautiful. What a story. Bus driver very knowledgeable.
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Great civil war tour !
Chris, May 2022
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
Tour guide provided a nice overview of all the civil war events that happen in Franklin , Tennessee. I highly recommend the tour !
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Useful & informative tour
Helen_C, May 2022
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
Really enjoyable day a bit repetitive in parts but I personally liked that. Great guides who certainly brought history to ‘life’ & great driver. Learned lots today
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Great tour guides!
Leah_H, May 2022
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
All of the tour guides we had at these houses were phenomenal! They were very well educated and passionate about their work, and really painted a picture of what it would have been like to be there during this time.
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The guides at all three...
marie_n, May 2022
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
The guides at all three houses were excellent! They made history come alive with personal stories of the people who lived in the houses.
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Reliving the past.
Kenneth_S, Apr. 2022
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
Excellent adventure with an exceptionally knowledgeable guide. She made you feel like you were reliving the past. I would highly recommend this tour!
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Historic learning experience
Annette_C, Apr. 2022
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
Very informative and comprehensive. Exceeded my expectations. Great and exceptional guides on all venues.
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The guides at the houses...
Alexander_C, Apr. 2022
Civil War Tour with Lotz House, Carter House & Carnton Admission from Nashville
The guides at the houses were very knowledgeable and really brought the stories to life! Would definitely recommend.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • As well as being a must for history buffs, the Lotz House Museum offers an interactive and engaging way to teach children about Civil War history.
  • Admission tickets include a guided tour and advance bookings are recommended. Children under 6 are free.
  • There is a museum shop on-site where you can purchase Civil War books, DVDs, and memorabilia.
  • The museum is not wheelchair accessible.
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How to Get There

Lotz House is located at the corner of Columbia Avenue and Fowlkes Avenue, a half-mile (1-kilometer) south of Franklin. There is no public transport but it is possible to walk from town—an about 10-15-minute walk. Free parking is available for those with their own transportation.

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When to Get There

Lotz House is open daily year-round. Sunday tours are held in the afternoon only. Look out for seasonal events such as the Christmas candlelight tours and Halloween ghost tours.

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Civil War Sites in Franklin Tennessee

Three key sites tell the story of the Battle of Franklin. After visiting the Lotz House Museum, head across the street to the Carter House, now preserved as a museum, which remains riddled with bullets from the battle. Visitors can see the basement where the family and their neighbors, including the Lotz family, hid out while the battle raged outside. A few miles south, visit the Carnton Plantation, where Confederate units prepped for battle and hear how the plantation owners, the McGavocks, transformed their house into a war hospital and cemetery for fallen soldiers.

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