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Lotz House Tour

The Lotz family home became a focal point in the Civil War after the Battle of Franklin, which killed ten thousand Americans in their front yard and in the immediate surroundings. The family had taken refuge across the street in the basement of the brick Carter house during the battle, and they emerged unharmed but shocked at the mayhem. The Lotz home was standing with a few battle scars, and became a hospital for both sides.

Your guided tour includes every room in the house/museum, complete with period furnishings, fine arts, antiques, and the Lotz family history. Numerous blood stains remain in the house to this day, and you can see the patch in the ceiling where a cannon ball came through. Stand in the street and visualize the day when the Lotz and Carter families emerged from the cellar into the street piled high with the casualties of war.

Mr. Lotz was a master of numerous arts and the house reflects his talent in woodworking and construction. The original wood mantles made of American chestnut are still intact, several pieces of furniture made by him are in the house, and master craftsmanship is apparent throughout. Adorning the walls you’ll see some original oil paintings by daughter Matilda, who went on to become recognized as one of California’s premiere early female artists.

Antiques and furnishings from the 1820s – 1860s are plentiful in the house and your tour guide will be telling you all about the exceptional pieces of Old Paris Porcelain, tea sets and Audubon paintings, and the extensive collection of Victorian furniture.

There is so much to offer here for history buffs, antique lovers, woodworking connoisseurs, and the entire family. Plan to spend a few hours touring the house and neighborhood.

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1pm-4pm
Location: 1111 Columbia Avenue Franklin, TN 37064

The Lotz family home became a focal point in the Civil War after the Battle of Franklin, which killed ten thousand Americans in their front yard and in the immediate surroundings. The family had taken refuge across the street in the basement of the brick Carter house during the battle, and they emerged unharmed but shocked at the mayhem. The Lotz home was standing with a few battle scars, and became a hospital for both sides.

Your guided tour includes every room in the house/museum, complete with period furnishings, fine arts, antiques, and the Lotz family history. Numerous blood stains remain in the house to this day, and you can see the patch in the ceiling where a cannon ball came through. Stand in the street and visualize the day when the Lotz and Carter families emerged from the cellar into the street piled high with the casualties of war.

Mr. Lotz was a master of numerous arts and the house reflects his talent in woodworking and construction. The original wood mantles made of American chestnut are still intact, several pieces of furniture made by him are in the house, and master craftsmanship is apparent throughout. Adorning the walls you’ll see some original oil paintings by daughter Matilda, who went on to become recognized as one of California’s premiere early female artists.

Antiques and furnishings from the 1820s – 1860s are plentiful in the house and your tour guide will be telling you all about the exceptional pieces of Old Paris Porcelain, tea sets and Audubon paintings, and the extensive collection of Victorian furniture.

There is so much to offer here for history buffs, antique lovers, woodworking connoisseurs, and the entire family. Plan to spend a few hours touring the house and neighborhood.

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 1pm-4pm
Location: 1111 Columbia Avenue Franklin, TN 37064

ADULT:

$10.00

CHILD:

$5.00

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adult:

$10.00

child:

$5.00

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