Wood Old Homestead

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Wood Old Homestead
Fields and buildings at the farm
Wood Old Homestead is located in Ohio
Wood Old Homestead
Wood Old Homestead is located in the US
Wood Old Homestead
Location Raccoon Township, Gallia County, at 791 Farmview Road, Bidwell, Ohio
Nearest city Rio Grande, Ohio
Coordinates 38°52′57″N 82°22′3″W / 38.88250°N 82.36750°W / 38.88250; -82.36750Coordinates: 38°52′57″N 82°22′3″W / 38.88250°N 82.36750°W / 38.88250; -82.36750
Area less than one acre
Built 1820
Architectural style Federal
NRHP reference # 87002144[1]
Added to NRHP December 14, 1987

Wood Old Homestead, also known as Bob Evans Farm is the farm in Bidwell, Ohio, near the city of Rio Grande, where Bob Evans and his wife Jewell lived for nearly 20 years, raising their six children. The large brick farmhouse was a stagecoach stop, an inn, and now serves as a company museum. It features exhibits about Bob Evans Restaurants, the Homestead, and local history. There is a reconstruction of the original steakhouse, company television commercials, and life-size dioramas and memorabilia of the Evans family.[2] The farm is currently owned by Golden Gate Capital, which acquired the farm as part of its 2017 purchase of the Bob Evans Restaurant division from Bob Evans Farms, Inc.[3]

The farm also features the Adamsville Village, a 19th-century log cabin village, trails, and opportunities for camping, horseback riding, canoeing and special events. The farm is still a working farm. There is an annual Bob Evans Farm Festival. The original Bob Evans Restaurant on the farm is open year-round.


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