Riverview at Hobson Grove, Bowling Green

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Riverview at Hobson Grove, also known as Riverview or as Hobson House, is an historic home with classic Italianate architecture located in western Bowling Green, Kentucky. Its construction started in the 1850s but was interrupted by the Civil War. The house played a part in Civil War activities in the area. It was completed in 1872. Restored as representative of the Victorian period, it is the centerpiece of Hobson Grove Park in the city. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
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  • COVID requirements: you must call ahead to schedule a tour (270-843-5565); wear a mask, and get your temperature taken To park, drive all the way up to the house. Then drive circles behind the house....  more »
  • Didn’t realized we had to call to book a tour but did and Amanda booked us on the next tour. Amanda was an amazing guide, so knowledgeable and friendly. The house is beautiful, full of all the...  more »
  • We had a wonderful tea at the Riverview at Hobson Grove mansion along with an interesting tour of the house. We had booked this as a side trip as part of getting to the Corvette Museum 25th anniversary and it was will worth it. The peach ice tea was delicious as was the apple and cinnamon hot tea. My wife had the peach hot tea and that was flavorful as well. The tea sandwiches included chicken salad (outstanding), pimento cheese (tasty), and cucumber and cream cheese (delicious). There were scones with jelly and cream along with assorted desserts. To top it off, the granddaughter of the family who last owned the house was part of the serving staff which was attentive and gracious. The tour was informative and interesting and the view from the functioning cupola was beautiful. The only disappointment was that the river was no longer what it once was with steamboats plying the river due to damming and other encroachments of civilization over the years.
  • Knowledgeable staff give a great tour. Lots of period pieces and family artifacts. Pictures not allowed.

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