AAA Editor Notes
The Lotz House, A Civil War House Museum is at 1111 Columbia Ave., just s. of Main St. A 1-hour guided tour of the 1855 home of German immigrant and master craftsman Johann Albert Lotz highlights the turbulent times as well as the owner's talents as a builder through remarkable features for the period such as a wraparound staircase and hand-carved mantels, cartouches, millwork and finials.
Located at ground zero on the Franklin Battlefield, the home is furnished with fine antiques and artwork owned by the Lotz family. In addition, display cases house articles from the Civil War's Battle of Franklin in 1864.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.