Lotz House Museum

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Rebecca K. ·
Reviewed December 31, 2013
Wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable and personable - gives detailed information into the lives of the Lotz family and what they endured on November 30, 1864. Highly recommend this tour! Our family loves history and 10 and 13 year old enjoyed the tour as well...great for learning about Civil War!

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Karen M. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed 19 hours ago
Definitely worth it! Great tour & experience!

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George F. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed 2 days ago
The Museum was excellent, and the guided tour very informative. The story of the Lotz house was very interesting, offering a new insight into the perils families faced during the Civil War.
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Thank you so much for your visit to the Lotz House. And we greatly appreciate your kind words. Please know you are always welcomed at the Lotz House and we hope you will visit us again when you schedule allows. Also, please tell your friends and family to come see us! We would be most grateful!
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What You'll Get


Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.

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  • $10 for admission for two adults (a $20 value)
  • $15 for admission for two adults and two kids (a $30 value)

Visitors explore the 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 story of the Lotzes themselves, whose lives forever were altered by the war.

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Promotional value expires Dec 30, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 conflict that raged on November 30, 1864. At his museum, the history hardly stays confined to display cases. Instead, it is in the very woodwork. "Today, visitors can still see the bloodstains on the floors from where cannonballs hitting the house came to rest," Mr. Thompson says, in the same breath as mentioning "what many in the antique world describe as the finest collection of American-made 1820-to-1860 antiques… in the Southeast!"

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 the conflict. 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 the 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.

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