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Tours offered to commemorate Women’s History Month in March

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Lotz House Executive Director Thomas Y. Cartwright announced today the Lotz House will offer a specialty tour focusing on women in history to coincide with Women’s History Month this March.

Lotz House staff member Kelly Kautzman will guide the one-hour tour which will explore 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 growing up during the Battle of Franklin.

Kautzman has worked at the Lotz House since 2018 and has enjoyed exploring the lives of women in history. She said, “When I first came to the Lotz House I was memorized by the story of Matilda Lotz’s sheltered life and how she grew to become a strong, talented woman whose artwork is highly sought after, even today. I enjoy sharing her story along with stories of the other women of the times including female soldiers.”

The Women’s History Tour will be held Saturday, March 5 and March 26 at 5:30 p.m. each evening. Reservations are required by calling 615-790-7170. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for children
7 – 13 and ages 6 and under are free.

Guided tours of the Lotz House are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $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. Both tours require reservations by calling 615-790-7190.

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