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Riverview at Hobson Grove

1100 West Main Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-843-5565
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Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Enjoy spectacular views from the cupola while seeing how the Hobson family lived at Bowling Green’s historic house museum, Riverview at Hobson Grove.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful house with interesting story. Some of the furnishings were not original to house but were to period. Our guide Georganne was wonderful and quite gracious. The painted ceilings were beautiful. You get to see the entire house.

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Northport, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

After my GPS failed to successfully help me locate the museum, the staff provided detailed and excellent help over the phone. I received tour from the director, and learned about the rooms, the furnishings, the people, and just about everything related to the facility. It's a very nicely preserved historic home with many original family pieces. Well worth the time... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Riverview at Hobson Grove is a wonderful example of classic Italianate architecture and lovely Victorian furniture. The house is steeped in Civil War history, emerging furniture designs, engineering advancements, and serene grounds. Beautifully restored and containing many original family furnishings. Riverview is a perfect "House Museum" and worth a visit!

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Was passing through on a road trip and wanted to check this out. It was well worth the stop. Very informational and extremely gorgeous. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and funny. I learned a lot on this stop and think it's a must see if you are passing through and if you are into old homes of the past... More

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Do not trust Garmin to get you here. Check out a good map ahead of driving there. We visited in off season and our guide spent two and a half hours talking us through the whole home. He was personable and very knowledgeable and made the afternoon for us..A lot of the furnishings are original and the rest period correct.... More

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I was very fortunate to have a personal guided tour as I arrived as the house opened in the morning. By the time the tour ended I felt as though I knew the family personally and had 'lived' the history of the house. It has been restored and furnished very carefully from first hand accounts so it is as close... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly, and knowledgeable staff. The home was are first historic home tour and will not be our last. This home has been well preserved and taken great care of.

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Irondale, Alabama
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I love to visit historical homes, like a trip back in time but usually can't get too close to everything in the home. not so at the Riverview at Hobson Grove. The tour guide was so nice and knew her stuff. We got to actually step into the rooms and inspect each room's items. This house has several very unique... More

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

This Civil War era home is in great condition and the tour guide was one of the nicest we have met anywhere. If touring old houses is your thing finding this place is worth it.

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