Riverview at Hobson Grove

(270) 843-5565
1100 W. Main Avenue | Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Reopening for weekend tours June 20, weekday tours July 11; Tours given on the hour between 10am and 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 1pm to 3pm Sunday

Riverview reopened for weekend tours June 20, and weekday tours resume July 11. All employees, volunteers and guests will be required to wear a mask in the museum.

Before being allowed to enter, a temperature check will be conducted. All persons will maintain a six-foot distance at all times. Hand sanitizer will be kept throughout the museum.

Guests will be asked to make telephone reservations for their tour and pay over the telephone. Only one group at a time will be allowed – i.e. people traveling together. Tours will only be given on the hour (10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Sunday).

Call 270-843-5565 for more details and to book your tour.

Enjoy spectacular views from the cupola while seeing how the Victorian upper class 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. Special tours are occasionally offered highlighting celebrations of the era and various aspects of the lifestyle.

There is a small gift shop on site, and the house is available for group tours and gatherings. Additionally, many special programs are presented throughout the year including the Christmas Candlelight Tours and other events concentrating mainly on Civil War and Victorian subjects. Group discounts and military discounts are available.

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm. Last tour of the day begins at 3pm. Closed holidays and mid-December through the end of February.



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Facility Info

  • Description A single meeting room is located on the basement level and is 240 sq. ft., seating 24 at round tables and up to 18 at rectangular tables. A kitchen is available for use and includes a stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. Lawn and porches also available for weddings, receptions and special events.