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Eldon House

Address: 481 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario N6A 2P8, Canada (Central London)
Phone Number: 519-661-5169
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Ranked #16 of 57 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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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.

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Marengo, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a map that put the house in the wrong spot then there was road construction with road closures and tben we couldn't find parking.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Despite the road works causing a detour, we managed to find this museum. It is a mine of interesting artefacts and a wonderful collection left to the town by the family. It is said to be the oldest building in London. We were lucky enough to be the only visitors, so were able to take our time and view the... More

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Bury, England
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7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What a pleasant surprise to find this house in the middle of the city. Our guide gave us an interesting incite into the life of the family who lived in the house. A great collection of artifacts and furniture.

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Montreal, Canada
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101 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited Eldon House as part of the 2014 Open Doors. They did a fabulous job by having docents throughout the house. They are extremely knowledgeable and brought the history of the house to life. It is a fascinating house to visit and see the early life in London.

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Hollywood, FL USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Besides visiting Covent Gardens in London, be sure to make a special trip to Eldon House, a heritage site and gardens, for afternoon tea and treats under the canopy of large trees behind this house. Small tables with tablecloths are scattered throughout the backyard. Afterwards be sure to visit the interior of this charming house which dates back to 1834... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

History, mystery, romance, Eldon House has it all! Everyone living in London should visit this home. A real taste of what life was like for the first Londoners, and a thrilling story.

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Enjoyed an afternoon on the lawn at Eldon House having tea and scones. The selection of teas is limited, however, the serving staff worked really hard carrying all of the items out to the tables. It was a warm day, and they were overheated but remained pleasant and friendly. Food was just average. Nice way to spend an afternoon though.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was in London for a conference for a few days and was determined to visit one tourist attraction before leaving. Eldon House sounded like an easy place to get to and also offered some fine history about its owners. The house is like many historic homes in Canadian towns. Impeccably maintained with an excellent eye for detail. There are... More

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Kitchener
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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