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Lotz House Museum

1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin

Two or Four Adult Admission Tickets to Archaeological Dig at Lotz House Museum (Up to 50% Off)

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Visitors can explore recently unearthed Civil War relics and items connected to everyday life in the nineteenth century

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Joseph
8 ratings4 reviews
July 21, 2018
AWESOME TOUR AND EXPERIENCE.
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CindyTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
31 ratings23 reviews
May 26, 2018
Not what I was expecting, just a tour of the house along with the history. Thought we were going to see the archaeological dig.
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sandyTOP REVIEWER
14 ratings6 reviews
2 days ago
Very interesting history at this place...little scary too. Guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. Great tour!
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judith
3 ratings2 reviews
February 27, 2021
Worth every Penny. Wow. What a great place. We learned so much.
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Diana
2 ratings1 reviews
February 27, 2021
Great tour and review of the battle and the family history!
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GaryTOP REVIEWER
23 ratings19 reviews
February 26, 2021
The tour guides were superb. We expected to spend 20 minutes here but spent an hour and twenty. The house is beautifully furnished in period pieces and artwork by Matilda Lotz. But the highlight was the tour and the story of the house and the battle.
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Shalom
1 ratings1 reviews
February 23, 2021
Great price, excellent tour. Very knowledgeable tour guides.
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CONNIE
1 ratings1 reviews
February 3, 2021
Tour guides were wonderful and very knowledgeable in answering our many questions. Very surprised to learn of ties to Matilda and the Hearst family, the three presidents who ate on the fine China along with seeing Matilda’s original art and her dad’s woodworking masterpieces. Amazing to learn the history of the family and the horrific battle that took place there, see marks left from cannonball
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  • Two Adult Admission Tickets to Archaeological Dig Under Lotz House Museum
  • Four Adult Admission Tickets to Archaeological Dig Under Lotz House Museum

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 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.

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.