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Lotz House Museum, Franklin

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Lotz House Museum tells the story of the talented Lotz family and their home during the American Civil War. A guide will take you through the remarkable house. Admire the intricate carpentry of Johann Lotz and the finest Civil War-era antiques collection in the South. The Lotz house was in the central area of the Battle of Franklin, one of the bloodiest of the war, and you can still see damage from the five hours of fighting. Look for the charred dent in the wooden floor from a cannonball that crashed through the roof. Following the battle, the house served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Bloodstains are still visible on the floors and walls throughout the house. On your way out, stop by the gift shop, which features DVDs and books about the Civil War, as well as one-of-a-kind antiques and collectibles. . Before you visit Franklin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • The Lotz house was in the midst of the awful Battle of Franklin in November of 1864. In that five hour span, 3,000+ soldiers were killed. The Lotz family all survived and stayed to repair the damage.....  more
    The Lotz house was in the midst of the awful Battle of Franklin in November of 1864. In that five hour span, 3,000+ soldiers were killed. The Lotz family all survived and stayed to repair the damage.....  more »
  • Learned so much history about the house, the Civil War, and the strong people who survived it. Amazing how the house was repaired after the battle in the area and the renovations can still be seen.....  more
    Learned so much history about the house, the Civil War, and the strong people who survived it. Amazing how the house was repaired after the battle in the area and the renovations can still be seen.....  more »
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  • If you are interested in American history you will enjoy touring his house. The man who built it was a wood worker and he used this house to showcase his talent. The staircase is beautifully made as well as many other details in the home. The house was located in the middle of the historic Battle of Franklin. There are still bullet holes in the house. They don’t allow photos to be taken inside. They have a gift shop if you would like to purchase a souvenir.
  • Definitely different than any other guided tour we've taken. Chuck was great, he made it fun for everyone. He was engaged with his audience and made it personable for all, we were in a larger crowd too-5 or 6 different parties, around 12 to 15 people total. Very impressed.

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