Nationally significant as the boyhood home of
Spanish-American War hero and U.S. Congressman
Richmond Pearson Hobson, Magnolia Grove is a
Southern archetype of what many tourists expect to
see in the Deep South. As Hobson's house, however,
it presents a more fully-rounded interpretation of
our complex regional history. In addition to his
military fame, he was a Progressive-era politician
who championed womens rights and civil rights, as
well as a national leader in the fight against
alcohol and drug abuse.
Magnificent magnolia trees and a beautiful boxwood
garden surround the home. The mansion is filled with
original family furniture and the walls are lined
with portraits of the Croom and Hobson families. The
site includes a detached kitchen and a slave house.
Magnolia Grove is a historic house museum located on
15 acres at the west end of Greensboro's historic
district. The Greek Revival home was built around
1840 by Colonel Isaac Croom. It is also the boyhood
home of Richmond Pearson Hobson, a Spanish-American
War hero and a progressive statesman.
Site Director: Eleanor Cunningham
Phone: (334) 624-8618
Adults, $7; College
students & seniors, $5; Children 6-18, $4.
Blue Star Museum: free admission for active
duty military and families between Memorial Day
and Labor Day.
**Groups are ten or
School groups are required to
have 1 adult per 15 students.
Those adults are admitted at no
Tuesday through Friday, 10 am-4pm. First Saturday of
each month 10am-2pm. Sunday grounds only 1 pm-4pm. Other times by appointment call
334-624-8618.Closed all state holidays.
Contact the site to schedule group
tours a minimum of two weeks in advance.
1002 Hobson St, Greensboro, Alabama,
36744. The house museum is located at the
junction of Main
and Hobson Streets.
Hidden Treasures of Magnolia Grove offers informal
lectures and presentations on selected objects in
the Magnolia Grove collection.