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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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Great place to visit

My husband and I visited the Hobson house on a Saturday in May. We were the only visitors at the... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Imagining Bowling Green "Back in the Day"

I've been to Riverview a few times. It's always the same yet I learn something new. I love to... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Melinda T
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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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
+1 270-843-5565
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Reviewed 21 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

Thank thetravelerNYC
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 18 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

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

1  Thank Lambert343
Reviewed 4 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.

Thank 1Kywonder
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you like old house tours, this is a good one. You get to see almost all of the house, plus learn about its history. Our tour guide was fantastic, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. We had some issues finding the place, but it was worth it...More

Thank umrbs91
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Up on a hill in Bowling Green sits this gem. The history is as interesting as the tour itself. The building was saved from destruction during the Civil War and then saved again from demolition by the local golf club. It is well worth a...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

This is not a huge house but it is definitely different and has a lot of unique features . They do not allow photography . It is surrounded by a golf course and what they say is / was a river and for the life...More

4  Thank Trisha U
Executive D, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2015

Hello, I appreciate the fact that you took the time to review Riverview and thought I'd let you know exactly where the Barren River is located. I'm sorry this wasn't covered in your tour. When the family moved into the house in 1872, after the...More

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Jerry K
What's the admission rates
11 July 2015|
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!