Admission To Lotz House Civil War Museum - Nashville

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Visit the historic Lotz House to hear the story of the remarkable family that built the 19th-century home that now functions as a Civil War museum. Explore displays to learn about the Civil War battle that took place on the property; the property still bears the battle scars to prove it. The home also features an extensive collection of antique furniture, fine arts, and superb carpentry. Your expert guide shares fascinating commentary about the house as you delve into history, just outside Nashville.

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Travel about 30 minutes from Nashville to Franklin, where your admission to the Lotz House Civil War Museum includes a 3060 minute walking tour that takes you through the historic house. Built in 1858 by a German immigrant named Johann Albert Lotz, the house showcases the master carpenter's craftsmanship and eye for design. Your expert guide points out Mr Lotzs fine wood carving on three fireplace mantles, among other examples.

Note the scars from a fierce Civil War battle that took place just outside the Lotz House in 1864. During the fighting, the Lotz family took refuge in the basement of the Carter House, located across the street. When they emerged, thousands of soldiers lay dead outside. The family decided to turn their home into a hospital for the wounded.

Fortunately, the Lotz House features happier tales too. Along with Mr Lotzs work, you can admire collections of fine arts and antiques throughout the house, including furniture crafted in the 1800s by artisans John Henry Belter and Prudent Mallard. Antique porcelain dishes from Paris are on display, as well as a rare collection of taxidermy birds, captured and mounted by the famed ornithologist John James Audubon.

Learn about the remarkable career of the Lotzs daughter Matilda. After financial setbacks post war, the family moved to California where Matilda studied design and won top honors. She continued to work in Paris, eventually becoming a painter with commissions from royal families throughout Europe a rare opportunity for a woman of her time. Today, she is celebrated as one of Californias leading early female artists. Your guide shares her story and a painting of hers that hangs in the Lotz House.

With beautiful antiques, civil war history and a fascinating family story, the Lotz House offers a great opportunity to step back in time.

Inclusions for Admission To Lotz House Civil War Museum

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Walking tour

Exclusions for Admission To Lotz House Civil War Museum

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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7 Traveler Reviews

  • Our tour guide was amazing. She really brought the civil war to life. Everyone in our tour group felt comfortable asking questions and she answered them all. I would highly recommend this tour.

  • This is a wonderful tour and a great place to explore the south. I found out too, that I had read the book about the last civil war wife. The house was really interesting and the little city is a blast and easy to get too. highly recommended. Don't miss this one if you love history.

  • Awesome Tour. Very informative.

  • JT was our guide. He was extraordinarily knowledgeable and helpful.
    We enjoyed the Lotz House experience thoroughly!!

  • Robert was an excellent tour guide. It is a very informative and fascinating tour.

  • This was a very interesting tour. The tour guide was an excellent story teller and knew so many facts that he kept us all captivated and made us want to know more.

  • Enjoyed the tour very much. Robert (our guide) was so good he made me think I was there.

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