Alabama Historical Commission, Alabama SHPO

Magnolia Grove
Magnolia Grove

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: Rebecca Koontz
Phone: (334) 624-8618

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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 more people
    School groups are required to have 1 adult per 15 students.
    Those adults are admitted at no charge



Thursday through Saturday 10 am-4pm. Other times by appointment call 334-624-8618 beginning February 1st. Closed all state holidays.


Group tours:

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.

Regular Programs:

Hidden Treasures of Magnolia Grove offers informal lectures and presentations on selected objects in the Magnolia Grove collection.


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