Lotz House

Lotz House Images - Painting by Frederick Deetcher - circa 1860
Lotz House by Fredrick Deetcher
circa 1860
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Lotz House Museum Shop

Lotz House Images - Antiques Case #1
Lotz House Antiques Case #1
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Lotz House Images - Antiques Case #2
Lotz House Antiques Case #2
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Lotz House Tour with J.T. Thompson

Lotz House Tour with J.T. Thomps0n #2

Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation:

Your guided tour includes viewing every room of this historic Civil War House Museum located directly across from The Carter House.

You’ll learn the history of the house as well as the heritage of historic furnishings, fine arts, antiques, and the Lotz family history.

Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 1 – 4 pm - or - By appointment*

Note: The last tour each day begins one hour before closing.

*All times are Central Standard Time

ph. 615.790.7190
email: info@lotzhouse.com
Closed on holidays.
Please call to verify hours.


Adults $10
Seniors (65+) $9
Children ages 7–13 $5
Children 6 and under Free
Call for Group and Student Rates
AAA Members receive a 10% discount

Free parking. Tours may be customized from 30 minutes – 1 hour. Special private tours are available of the Lotz House or Civil War battlefields throughout Middle Tennessee. Advance reservations are required. Please call for rates.

Mention visiting our website and receive
$1.00 off any admission to the Lotz House.

Trip Advisor:

05/27/2011 Trip Advisor
awards Lotz House Award as #1 Historic Site in Franklin - LINK

Customs and Courtesies:

  • Photography and video recording for personal use are permitted on the grounds of the Lotz House, but not inside the house.
  • Eating, drinking, and chewing gum are prohibited in the house. The Lotz House is a smoke-free environment.
  • As a courtesy, visitors with active or restless children are asked to take turns touring the house.
  • Leashed dogs that are not service animals are welcome at the Lotz House, but not permitted indoors.


Directions from Interstate 65 in Tennessee:

Exit #65 (Franklin & Highway 96). Drive west on Hwy. 96 for one mile to the intersection of Mack Hatcher Boulevard.

Continue straight through traffic light. Drive 1.5 miles following brown “Carter House” signs, over railroad tracks, and turn left at traffic light at Church Street.

Go straight through two 4-way stop signs. At next traffic light, turn left onto Columbia Avenue (Hwy. 31 South). Drive 0.3 miles then turn left onto Fowlkes Avenue.

The Lotz House is located at the corner of Columbia Avenue and Fowlkes Avenue.

Museum Shop:

Housed within the Lotz House, our Museum Shop is well stocked with unique, intriguing gifts and souvenirs awaiting your discovery. It boasts a wide selection of items to commemorate your visit, in addition to a variety of one-of-a-kind antiques, collectibles and meticulously crafted items from local artisans.

Also featured are an array of DVDs & VHS tapes, prints and books about The Battles of Franklin and Nashville, the Civil War and history in general. From small trinkets to the elaborate, we've got something that will bring a smile to faces young and old alike.

Additionally, you may purchase gift certificates in the Museum Shop.

The Museum Shop is located directly inside the main entrance of the Lotz House, and is open during normal business hours.

So, stop by on your next visit to Franklin and take a little piece of the history home with you!

Thomas Cartwright's Battle of Franklin Guide - May, 2010

We are happy to announce the much anticipated ...
Thomas Cartwright's Battle of Franklin Guide! It's a new 2-CD set that is an indispensible guide of the Battle of Franklin. Disc one is Thomas  describing November 30, 1864, in only the way Thomas can.  

Carefully edited with surround sound, period music and battle sounds, when you listen to it, you will feel you have transported to the battle field.   

The second cd is a driving tour of all the significant site on the Franklin Battlefield.  Pop it into your player and Thomas will give you turn my turn directions to each site.  It makes a great gift. 

Perfect for Civil War buffs as well as experts, great for students and teachers,  this set is not be missed.  The price is $24.99 plus shipping. 
Please call the Lotz House gift shop to order.

Press Release:

"Battle of Franklin Guide - A Narrative and Driving Tour in Association with the Lotz House".