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Eldon House

481 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario N6A 2P8, Canada (Central London)
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Ranked #8 of 52 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Built in 1834, the oldest surviving home in London contains heirlooms and furnishings that belonged to the original owners, Captain John and Amelia... more » Owner description: Built in 1834, the oldest surviving home in London contains heirlooms and furnishings that belonged to the original owners, Captain John and Amelia Harris. « less
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Kitchener
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The staff is really nice, taking the time telling us about the history of house. It's nice to see how a rich family lived in that time period. The horns on the wall are really cool.

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London, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Year round the staff at Eldon House are open with special events. I have been to almost all and loved everything that the day offered. Christmas decor is my favourite because in my own Heritage Home ( FLEX-STAFF) short term rental, I have used their simple decorations from the passed to delight our guests. You can learn these tips and... More

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My friend and I went and had a lovely experience exploring this grand old home. I would go again. Next time in the summer.

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London, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We are big fans of where it all began so if you feel the same, don't miss this museum. The staff is dressed in period costume and the furnishings are original or original to the period. Watch for the tile work around the fireplaces. Not like a castle, but lots to see, so plan at least a couple of hours.... More

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We decided to check out the Eldon house after being disappointed with the Museum London as part of open doors London. It was a pleasant surprise! Saw and learned more about the history of London here, then at the museum. Saw many of the artifacts I craved to see at the museum here. Spoke to two of the staff members... More

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London, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Eldon House is a fantastic gem in London. A short walk from the Covent Garden Market, Budweiser Gardens, Citi Plaza and shops and restaurants in the downtown along Richmond Row. Admission is by donation and great example of what life was like in the Victorian era. There are special tours: Behind the Ropes and the Nooks and Crannies tour, these... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Have been twice. Once on Mother's Day and once on Father's Day for their "Strawberry Social". Peaceful, idyllic setting. Old-fashioned tea party! Able to accommodate a gluten-free diet. Tour of Eldon House is a lovely surprise. Very well preserved & much larger than it appears.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I went to Eldon House with our family a couple times (live here). It was educational for our children and I loved the feel of "going back in time". The service at Eldon House is excellent, rooms are fabulous and every time I learned a little something new about how people lived back "when". Also, it was extremely interesting to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

It is a beautiful old house inteh heart of London. Used to belong to a well off family, we can have a time travel and let us imagine and relive their lives in that era. The guides are excellent.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My mom loved it! There is a large collection of artifacts from all over the world displayed. They also have seasonal strawberry tea functions.

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