Lotz House to Reopen to Visitors June 1

Lotz House
photo from Lotz House

Lotz House Executive Director Thomas Y. Cartwright announced the Lotz House will reopen on Monday, June 1 and will adhere to Tennessee’s Covid-19 guidelines and protocols for the safety of the visitors.

In making the announcement, Cartwright said, “We’ve missed welcoming guests into the Lotz House and are eager to once again open our doors and share the compelling story of the Lotz family and the Battle of Franklin. Our mission is to keep the story alive and share it with our local neighbors as well as those visiting Franklin.”

Cartwright remarked they 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. Cartwright added, “The safety of our staff and visitors is paramount and our procedures will include asking visitors to maintain six feet apart. Our guides will wear masks and we strongly urge visitors to wear masks as well. Our staff will sanitize 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.

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 “epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864.  The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Ave.  For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit www.lotzhouse.com.