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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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Historic tour of a beautiful home

This home is amazing, it’s kept beautiful and it’s great for all members of the family. The tour is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DirtRoadsandPorches
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Enjoyed our tour at Riverview

We were given a very good tour by a knowledgeable guide. This destination cannot compare to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
michcory
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Lebanon, Tennessee
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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 1 week ago via mobile

This home is amazing, it’s kept beautiful and it’s great for all members of the family. The tour is interesting and includes all spaces of the home. Very knowledgeable attendants

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a very good tour by a knowledgeable guide. This destination cannot compare to the beauty of the gardens and land at Belle Meade Mansion in Nashville or Cheekwood, etc., but it was still a very interesting house and tour. The gift shop...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Riverview is a beautiful and interesting 19th century home with lots of interesting features. The on-site guides do a great job. I'd recommend going when they have it decorated for one of the holidays, which adds some visual interest.

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Hobson H, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

We are delighted you visited Riverview when the house was decorated for Christmas! Please come visit us again this spring and enjoy the gardens as well. Thank you for your kind words!

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This is a must see for Bowling Green, almost a hidden Gem but if you have Sat Nav it will get you there. The house sits on a hill with a varied history. Our docent was very informative and friendly and took her time explaining...More

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Executive D, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

We are delighted your enjoyed your visit to Riverview at Hobson Grove and hope to welcome you back soon!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Beautiful home to tour, only 8 rooms but filled with interesting stories and beautiful rooms. A very small gift shop ends the tour. There is a bit of stair climbing, two different levels if steps are a problem. Pretty grounds off the beaten path and...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 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!

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Eileen F S, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

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.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

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

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Eileen F S, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 15 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

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Executive D, Deputy Director at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 21 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!

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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

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Eileen F S, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

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!

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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
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Eileen F S, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

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.

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Marshall E
25 September 2017|
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Response from Hobson H | Property representative |
Hello, No, the Hobson House was not finished until after the Civil War in 1872. The thirteen amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery in the US and was ratified in December 1865. Slaves did help produce bricks and... More
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Jerry K
11 July 2015|
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Response from Hobson H | 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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