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Riverview at Hobson Grove

1100 W Main Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101-4894
+1 270-843-5565
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History in Beautiful Kentucky

I love that it sits out to itself. It makes it feel more historical for some reason. It's a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chrystal B
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A Chance Visit

My wife and I were staying the night In Bowling Green, KY on our way to Hopkinsville, KY for the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John S
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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Enjoy spectacular views from the cupola while seeing how the Hobson family lived at Bowling Green’s historic house museum, Riverview at Hobson Grove. Built by Atwood and Juliet VanMeter Hobson on a hill overlooking the Barren River, this historic landmark has been restored to its original splendor and is listed on the National Register. An official site on the Civil War Discovery Trail, the house was used for storage of Confederate munitions when the Rebel forces held Bowling Green. Riverview is an elegant interpretation of a prosperous Victorian home of the 1860 to 1890 period and invites visitors to experience the life of a 19th century family and their servants.
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1100 W Main Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101-4894
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love that it sits out to itself. It makes it feel more historical for some reason. It's a beautiful place, full of history. Definitely a must see while in Bowling Green!

Thank Chrystal B
Eileen F S, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

When Atwood Hobson chose to build up on a hill, outside of the Town of Bowling Green, he found a lovely spot! Today there are several butterflies along with our flowers! Thank you for visiting Riverview and your comments! We love giving tours here.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were staying the night In Bowling Green, KY on our way to Hopkinsville, KY for the 8/21/2017 viewing of the solar eclipse 'Totality'. We decided to explore the area and happened up the signs leading us to Riverview and the Hobson...More

Thank John S
Eileen F S, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jane is a great weekend manager who is always willing to share information about the house as well as Bowling Green. We have very enthusiastic docents and weekend managers. I'm happy to hear that you had a positive experience! Hope you enjoyed the eclipse. Thank...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Today, My Wife and I decided to take a tour of Riverview at Hobson Grove. What a charming Victorian Era place this is. Our tour guide, Jane, was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The tour lasted about 70 minutes, and we toured the downstairs rooms, second...More

Thank WJW0126
Executive D, Deputy Director at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and recommend it to others! We have been working with Google to improve directions to the house. Thank you for your kind comments!

Reviewed 20 May 2017

My husband and I visited the Hobson house on a Saturday in May. We were the only visitors at the time. We got an excellent guided tour buy a lovely young lady named Roma. She gave us the history of the house, talked about it's...More

1  Thank thetravelerNYC
Eileen F S, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. Roma is a dynamic docent who both works here occasionally on a weekend but also donates time each week. She loves the house and really enjoys giving tours. Thank you for coming to Riverview!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

I've been to Riverview a few times. It's always the same yet I learn something new. I love to look out the front door across Bowling Green and imagine what it was like many years ago.

Thank Melinda T
Eileen F S, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the house several different times! I'm happy to hear that you learn something new each time! There are lots of events scheduled for the fall.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Nothing to say as the are closed on Mondays and that's the only day we were in town. We did take a few pictures of the exterior but that's it. The park and surrounding grounds were well maintained. Just wish we could have done the...More

1  Thank heidi326
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen you will certainly be entertained by a tour through the antibellium home Riverview located at Hobson Grove. If you are new to the area you will be able to imagine the expanse of the property as your tour guide tells you that...More

2  Thank Lambert343
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Whether local or visitor to the area, this is a must see. You won't be disappointed. In depth history of location and the family who lived here. Docents are very informative.

1  Thank 1Kywonder
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My family and I love historic homes, and we make a special point of finding venues offering interesting Halloween activities when October rolls around. While we have been priviliged to tour Riverview several times over the years, we have never enjoyed any of our visits...More

2  Thank RAGLGT
Executive D, Executive Director at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Guess what? We are having another Victorian Halloween celebration on October 20, 21th.....family friendly....BOOO!

Reviewed 15 August 2016

Very lovely mansion restored and furnished. It is amazing how many family photos and portraits they were able to find and reclaim in the restoration. Very friendly and informative staff. Even the guys in our group enjoyed the tour!

Thank rigg57
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Jerry K
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Response from Executive D | Property representative |
Our admission rates are: Adults $7.00, Family $14.00, Students K-12th grade $2.50, Children under 6 are free, Veterans $5.00. Hope to see you soon!
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