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Franklin Tennessee's Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson announced today the Civil War house museum will open its cellar for private tours the third Saturday of each month from March through October marking this year's 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. The two hour tour will be conducted by historians Thomas Y. Cartwright and/or John Marler.
In November 2013, the Lotz House revealed historian John Marler had completed a two year archeological excavation project in the Lotz House cellar uncovering and meticulously documenting approximately 900 Civil War relics and items connected with civilian life from the mid to late 1800s. The Lotz House was built in 1858 and is located at 1111 Columbia Pike, at the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin held November 30, 1864.
John Marler began this project two years ago to see if there were any artifacts that could be recovered in an effort to help preserve the story of the Lotz family and the Battle of Franklin. As a result of many hours of hard labor and careful removal, he recovered 900 items ranging from canister shots, bullets and Civil War uniform buttons and buckles to civilian items such as a whiskey flask bearing a patriotic eagle, doll parts, toys and chips of china.
The Cellar Tour will include a review of the excavation process, a first-hand look at the some of the relics uncovered and a description of the significance of the findings along with an interpretation of how it relates to a better understanding of the happenings inside the Lotz House following the historic battle.
Franklin Tennessee's Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson announced today the Civil War house museum will open its cellar for private to...
Dates: February 15, 2014 - October 18, 2014 Times: 10am - 12pm Location: The Lotz House, 1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064 Contact: J.T. Thompson Phone: (615) 790-7190 Admission: $30 per person Recurrence: monthly on the 3rd Saturday
The ca. 1904 Queen Anne Victorian that anchors downtown
Franklin’s National Register historic district sat vacant for nearly a decade,
after being used commercially for more than 50 years. Now, it’s coming back to
life as a high-style residence, and serving as the 2nd Annual O’More
Alumni Show House from April 4-27.
The Dozier Home was converted for commercial use in 1936,
and was further altered in the 1950s. After years of wrangling over the future
of the house and three-acre site, builder Thrive Homes is leading the
renovation and adding six more exclusive residences as part of the Ledgelawn
To learn more about the Ledgelawn neighborhood, please visit
or call Bob Parks Realty at (615) 628-7403.
The 2nd Annual O’More Alumni Show House will be
open from April 4-27, from 10 am. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday, until 7
p.m. on Thursdays, and closed for private events on Mondays. A preview party is
set for the evening of Thursday, April 3. Tickets to the Show House are $20,
and can be purchased at the door. For more information, including sponsorship
opportunities, go to www.omoreshowhouse.com.
Dates: April 04, 2014 - April 27, 2014 Times: tues-sun 10am-4pm, Location: 1009 W. Main Street, Franklin TN 37064 Phone: (615) 628-7403 Admission: $20 at the door Recurrence: weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Civil War historian Thomas Cartwright is offering a special, officially sanctioned guided tour of the McGavock Confederate Cemetery located a stone’s throw away from Carnton Plantation on the Eastern Flank of the Battlefield. This is a very special year commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and the McGavock Confederate Cemetery holds some of the most incredible untold stories of the Battle. These are the stories of the men who are buried there! Real men, real people! Tours are by appointment only.
3 Galleries, 3 Shows, 1 Magical Evening. It was a hit last year! Come out for a magical night in the village enjoying three different shows at the Copper Fox Gallery, Leiper's Creek Gallery and David Arms Gallery. 6-9pm.
Main Street Festival is Franklin's signature annual event that brings more than 200 artisans & crafters, four stages, two carnivals and two food courts to historic downtown Franklin and Main Street. Hours are 10am to 7pm Saturday, with the Fourth Avenue Street Dance continuing until 10pm, and all activities reopening noon to 6pm Sunday. Arts and crafts booths line Main Street from First to Fifth Avenue.
The weekend festival is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors to a full slate of family-oriented activities, nonstop musical entertainment and international flavors of more than 20 food vendors. Handmade work to be exhibited includes original oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, furniture, woodworking, ornamental iron, stained glass, photography, home and garden accents, birdhouses, leatherwork, and much more. In addition to a juried arts and crafts show, the festival offers a special area of children's activities. Free entertainment is offered continuously on four stages.
Main Street Festival is Franklin's signature annual event that brings more than 200 artisans & crafters, four stages, two carnivals and t...
Dates: April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014 Times: saturday 10am - 7pm (street dance until 10pm), sunday noon - 6pm Location: Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin, Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin, Franklin TN 37064 Phone: (615) 591-8500 Admission: Free Recurrence: daily
Enjoy home grown goodness at the Farmer's Market at the Factory. Nearly 100 vendors with fresh produce, cheeses, herbs, flowers and crafters! All of the "staples" you need will be there and then some! Thanks for your support of the best "producer only" market in Tennessee!
Downtown Franklin is home to more than 25 locally-owned and operated restaurants, serving everything from BBQ sliders and fried green tomatoes to oysters and gumbo. We invite you to savor the flavors of Franklin on our Southern Style food tours.
Led by one of Franklin on Foot's guides, the Southern staples will come with a bit ofbackground on each morsel and the five-block walking tour will include some history along the way, including photos of Franklin restaurants from back in the day.
We mix it up each tour, choosing 6 eateries from among Chapman’s Pie Wagon II, Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Merridee’s Breadbasket, IveyCake, Puckett's Boathouse, Papa Boudreaux's Cajun Cafeand Franklin Mercantile Deli. All selections are always made fresh for our group and you'll enjoy meeting each restaurant's chef or proprietor.