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Riverview at Hobson Grove

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Very nice house. The tour guide was very lively and entertaining. Lots of history and original... read more

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Riverview provides a feast of Kentucky history! The house is architecturally gorgeous. It is... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
George S
Cornelius, United States
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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...more
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1100 W Main Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101-4894
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice house. The tour guide was very lively and entertaining. Lots of history and original furnitures

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Riverview provides a feast of Kentucky history! The house is architecturally gorgeous. It is sumptuously furnished with objects of the period. Beautiful Victorian furniture. The guided tour was lively and interesting. Riverview is a jewel in Bowling Green’s Crown.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank George S
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Difficult to find, but once there it is a great Victorian house, lots of Civil War stuff, and general great furnishings and room settings.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

In searching for things to do in Bowling Green, I found this place in some literature. Being that we like touring historical places, we decided to give it a visit. The GPS misguided us, but we did find it without too much trouble. I felt...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank bharrier
Reviewed 25 June 2018

My girls and I stopped for something to do before a Hot Rods game and I could not have been more pleased. The house itself is pretty awesome but the tour was even better. Allison was beyond amazing with how she provided the tour for...More

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Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We were the only ones on the tour and Amanda did an amazing job. She was informative, sweet, and enthusiastic. We felt like we got a detailed and complete tour. We are from out of town, so we loved hearing about the history of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank CatDaCosta
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I took a tour late in the afternoon. I was the only one on the tour. Nonetheless, my guide took me through the whole house and answered all my questions. The house gives you a good sense of how wealthy Kentuckians might have lived in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank alpennyworth
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Had a great 1st time visit to Riverview today and will return. It is beautifully furnished and my guide Allison was incredibly knowledgeable. The grounds were beautiful and being used, which is nice.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Madlake
Reviewed 13 April 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank michcory
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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
Jerry K
11 July 2015|
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!