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Lotz House Museum

1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin

Visit for Two Adults or Family of Four to Lotz House Museum (Up to 60% Off)

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Relive the tribulations of the Lotz family in late November 1864, when they weathered the bloody battle of Franklin

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Natalie
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
1 day ago
Alexander was great! The tour was very interesting! Highly recommend…
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Steve
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
6 days ago
Lots of history being shown and told, great host!
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Janet
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
7 days ago
We have hearing loss, we didn't understand what the tour guy was saying. They should have something for the hearing loss to understand like a print out paper explaining history of the site. I felt they should refund out money since we left before the tour was over when we didn't understand the guy.
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Gregory
3 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 17, 2022
Very knowledgeable tour guide. Engaging and was a great experience. Worth the trip.
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Heather
7 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 11, 2022
Absolutely excellent! Wonderful tour led by Thomas. Meaningful and powerful. Loved it.
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Sarah
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 31, 2022
Guide was very informative and knowledgeable.
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Terry
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 20, 2022
The Lotz story combined with the Civil War circumstances were excellently shared by our house tour guide, Thomas!
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Jessica
6 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 16, 2022
Such friendly and knowledgeable staff! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would recommend to anyone.
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About This Deal

Visitors explore the account and history of a single night of carnage in the Civil War and the family who weathered it together within the walls of their house. Exhibits range from carefully preserved antiques of the age—some possibly used in the battle—to bloodstains indelibly sealed into the wood by a stray cannonball. Tying together objects and venue is the heritage of the Lotzes themselves, whose lives forever were altered by the war.

#####Lotz House Museum’s COVID-19 Precautions

  • The museum follows Tennessee’s state guidelines and restricts the number of groups
  • All tour guides wear masks and all visitors are strongly encouraged to wear them as well
  • The staff sanitizes common surfaces between the tours
  • Revised hours are Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; the museum is temporarily closed on Sundays
  • Note that state and local guidelines are changing regularly. Please check Lotz House Museum’s website or contact them for their latest guidelines.

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 20 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About Lotz House Museum

J.T. Thompson gets pretty excited about his own little slice of American history. He serves as the executive director of the Lotz House Museum, a commemorative collection of memorabilia and actual damage from the Battle of Franklin, a Civil War raged on November 30, 1864. At his museum, the history hardly stays confined to display cases. Instead, it is in the very woodwork.

Perhaps more compelling than the gruesome imagery or literal relics of the era, however, is the story of the Lotz family themselves, a mother, father, and three children younger than 9. They survived the battle based on their wits, turning their home into a hospital in the wake of it. While their house stands virtually unchanged to this day, their personal lives altered course in astounding ways, most noticeable in the well-documented journeys of the Lotz children.

During a two-year archeological excavation in the Lotz House cellar, more than 900 Civil War relics have been discovered. There are both Military and civilian items. The cellar tour will include a review of the excavation process, a first-hand look at some of the relics uncovered, and a description of the significance of the findings along with an interpretation of how it relates to a better understanding of the happenings inside the Lotz House following the historic battle.