, 1100 West Main Avenue, Bowling Green Kentucky 42101
Located at the west end of Main Street in Hobson Grove Park, this is an outstanding example of Italianate architecture popular in the mid-19th century, completed in 1872. The partially completed home became a munitions magazine while the Confederates held Bowling Green during the winter of 1861-62.
The restored home and furnishings reflect the lifestyle of a prosperous Southern Victorian family; highlights include Palladian windows, frescoed ceilings and late-19th century articles and interiors. Guided tours offer a look at Victorian-period family life on the third Saturday morning of the month.
Open six days a week, Riverview is closed on Mondays, the month of January, and most major holidays.
Other History nearby:
(Owensboro) Owensboro Museum of Science and History
(Clarksville) Smith/Trahern Mansion
05/25 Coming to The Bowling Green area
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival Mt. Juliet TN May11 Visitors will stroll from tent to tent sipping the rich heritage of Tennessee vines, savoring gourmet specialty foods, shopping for handcrafted items from local artisans, enjoying music, and attending wine & food experience seminars.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Stucky Music Festival Park City KY May17-18 It is a hard economic time and Stucky Musical Festival would like to remain a low cost event that gives both musicians and local companies a place to promote themselves, as well as sell their merchandise. Proceeds will go to growing this festival so that it can continue on and to a local charity that helps children have opportunity to participate in music and art.
Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival Lexington KY May18-19 A family friendly Festival for young and old alike, the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival has not only a wonderful selection of Fiber and Sheep related vendors, but also Educational Demonstrations, Irish Dancers, Live Music, a Tractor Show, Live Animals and much more.
Kentucky Reggae Festival Louisville KY May25-27 Since 1991 the Kentucky Reggae Festival has been the predominant event in the Louisville area during Memorial Day Weekend. The flavor of the islands is captured and brought right to Louisville through reggae music, ethnic foods, and the caribbean market.