“Dead of Winter Ghost Tours” Return to Lotz House for February

Specialty Tours “Women’s History Tour” and “Battlefield Walking Tours” Also Offered.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Due to popular demand, the Lotz House is continuing evening Ghost Tours of the house on Saturday, Feb. 17 and 24. In addition, Women’s History Tour is scheduled for Feb. 10, 19 and 25. Join Historian and Civil War expert Thomas Y. Cartwright for our exclusive Battlefield Walking Tours, a reservation-only commemoration of the Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin.

For the Ghost Tours, guests will have the chance to experience the Civil War spirits and other unexplained phenomenon that are said to haunt the historic home. The Lotz House has been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Haunted Live” as well as Travel Channel’s “The Most Terrifying Places in America.”

Lotz House Executive Director Thomas Cartwright said, “In January we were overrun with guests wanting to experience the Lotz House Ghost Tours and many asked if we would continue throughout the year. The tour focuses on actual occurrences in the house as witnessed by our staff and visitors.”

At ground zero of the Battle of Franklin, the Lotz House witnessed untold bloodshed. The traumatic past and the unexplained phenomena seen by many of its visitors led the home to be dubbed the “Second-Most Terrifying Place in America” by the Travel Channel. These strange happenings include a woman crying out for a loved one, a little girl staring out the window and ordinary items that just won’t stay put.

The guided 90-minute Lotz House Dead of Winter Ghost Tour will begin at 6:00 p.m. with check in at 5:45 p.m. Reservations are required, and visitors may also make reservations for other nights.

The Women’s History Tour is led by Kelly Kautzman who will guide the one-hour tour exploring what civilian life was like for women in the 1860’s as well as the compelling experiences that molded Matilda Lotz as a young girl. These tours will start at 6:30 p.m. with check in at 6:15 p.m. Reservations are required.

The Walking Battlefield Tour is led by Historian and Civil War expert Thomas Y. Cartwright who will take visitors through the steps the soldiers took during the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and reservations are required.

To make reservations and purchase tickets for specialty tours, call 615-790-7190. Regular House Tours do not require reservations and begin at the top of every hour Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN.

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 ground zero of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864. The house is open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 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.