Visit for Two Adults or Family of Four to Lotz House Museum (50% Off)

Lotz House Museum Franklin

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In a Nutshell

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

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

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

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.

Customer Reviews

We really enjoyed the tour!
Cammie J. · July 16, 2017
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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!
Merchant replied · July 17, 2017
We did not plan to visit this place, but sure glad we did. The host was passionate about telling us this history, and made the time so much more valuable.
Virginia T. · July 15, 2017
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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!
Merchant replied · July 17, 2017
Great way to spend a few hours. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and did a great job making it interesting. The ages of our group were 11, 15, 24, and 52 and we all thought it was great. I know that many combine this tour with others in the area, but the subject matter is a little heavy (it was a war after all), so one tour that afternoon was enough for us.
Connie E. · July 11, 2017
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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!
Merchant replied · July 12, 2017

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