Lotz House Hosts Christmas Candlelight Tour

Lotz House
photo from Lotz House

The Lotz House is hosting a Christmas Candlelight Tour at the historic home every Friday and Saturday in December from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The tour will showcase the decorations of the period of the 1864 Battle of Franklin including fresh décor of pulled cotton, harvested nuts, fresh apples, magnolia branches and cut holly.

“Christmas Candlelight Tours have been a Franklin tradition for many years and we’re happy to continue that tradition throughout December,” said Lotz House Executive Director Thomas Cartwright. “We like to share what life was like in the 1800’s during the holidays. Many guests find the natural decorations appealing today and want to emulate the look in their own homes for Christmas.”

Guests will be treated to hot cider and holiday cookies during the tour of the home while they learn about how families decorated and celebrated Christmas. 

The tour includes all rooms of house with a special emphasis on the dining room complete with holiday decorations and even a country ham on display. The fragrances translate Christmas and will get visitors in the holiday spirit.

The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Avenue, ground zero of the Battle of Franklin. Candlelight Tour tickets are $12 per person every Friday and Saturday in December from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.lotzhouse.com or call 615-790-7190. Groups welcome.

About the Lotz House:

The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee at the “epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864. The house is open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. Admission charged. The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Ave.  For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit www.lotzhouse.com.