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Plan A Visit 

The Lotz House is now open and adheres to Tennessee’s Covid-19 guidelines and protocols for the safety of our visitors.

We are following state protocols and will restrict the number of groups on a tour to ten for each floor of the two-story home located on ground zero where the Battle of Franklin was held.

Our tour guides are wearing masks and we strongly urge visitors to wear masks as well. Our staff sanitizes common surfaces between tours to ensure cleanliness.

The Lotz House will offer the popular Walking Battlefield Tour led by Thomas Cartwright and Seth Breon will resume the Lotz House Cellar Tour. Both tours require reservations by calling 615-790-7190.

Guided tours of the home are $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and $6 for children ages 7–13 and ages 6 and under are free.

Thomas Cartwright’s Walking Battlefield Tour is $30 per person and the Lotz House Cellar Tour is $25 per person.

Revised hours during this time are Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and closed on Sundays until further notice.

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Adults $12
Seniors (65+) $10 
Children ages 7–13 $6
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


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 I-65: 


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.