Throwback Thursday: Hobson Grove Holidays

The Hobson family is one of Bowling Green’s oldest and most famous. The historic home at Riverview at Hobson Grove shines brightest during the holiday season. The house glows with tales of old and new all season long.

During this festive season, this grand Victorian beauty comes to life as it once did in the late 19th century. Construction both before and after the Civil War gives the Hobson home a special place in Bowling Green’s history. Offering tours and Victorian events throughout the year, the house livens up especially this time of year with an Open House, Ornament Workshop, and Candlelight Tour.

Riverview’s gift shop celebrates the kickoff of Christmas shopping season with its Open House on November 28. A free event, shoppers will find clothing, home décor, books, and homemade treats. Find the history of the Hobson family or a perfect southern Kentucky gift. Refreshments are provided and gifts are wrapped while you wait. 

Victorian traditions come to life at Riverview’s Children’s Ornament Workshop on December 1. A special class just for kids, they learn how to sew and craft a personalized 19th century Christmas tree ornament. Spots are limited and go quickly for this opportunity to make your own history.

The Hobson house is decorated in holiday bliss throughout the month. The Candlelight Tours on December 8 are hosted by docents in period costumes. Lit by just candles and antique lamps, the tours are free to the public. Learn the Hobson family stories and quirks of Victorian holidays. The gift shop will be open to guests and refreshments will be served. 

Riverview at Hobson Grove is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.