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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
After I had finished going to college I started working at the Quality Motel on I-65. I nneded something else to do soem I was told to go out to the Hobson House and and see if they needed help. The ladies were working on...More
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.
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
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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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
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
Response from Hobson H | Property representative |
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
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 harvest other materials for the foundation/basement of the house in 1857. The Hobsons wanted a farm to raise thoroughbred horses but all barns, outbuildings, except an old gable/garage, are gone now. I have never seen a reference or information on slave breeding by the Hobson Family. Eileen Starr