The Lotz House will host a Christmas Candlelight Tour at the historic home every Friday and Saturday in December from 5:30-7:30 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,” Lotz House Executive Director Thomas Cartwright said. “We like to share what life was like in the 1800s during the holidays.”
The tour includes all rooms of the 1850s home with a special emphasis on the dining room complete with holiday decorations and even a traditional country ham. The fragrances translate Christmas and will get visitors in the holiday spirit.
In addition to the Christmas Candlelight Tour, Ghosts of Christmas Past Tours are set for every Friday and Saturday in December at 8 p.m. and include stories of the spirits that have been active in the Lotz House in recent years.
Santa Claus will be at the Lotz House every Saturday in December from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children and families will have the opportunity to have their picture taken.
The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Ave., ground zero of the Battle of Franklin. Christmas Candlelight Tour tickets are $12 per person, and Ghosts of Christmas Past Tour tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 7-13.
To purchase tickets, call 615-790-7190, and for more information, visit www.lotzhouse.com. Groups are welcome.