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Eldon House

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Neighborhood: Central London
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Address: 481 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario N6A 2P8, Canada
Phone Number: 519-661-5169
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Built in 1834, the oldest surviving home in London contains heirlooms and...

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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We visit for outdoor tea time each summer and tour the house. SO well run, maintained. Scones are delicious though service can be miserly. (Staff are volunteers, i suspect, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
L. W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit for outdoor tea time each summer and tour the house. SO well run, maintained. Scones are delicious though service can be miserly. (Staff are volunteers, i suspect, and costs are hard to bear with varying traffic.) Lovely ambiance and it's an annual tradition.

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Thank L. W
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Took the family there today and was VERY impressed. Having lived in London for over 35 years and did not know we had quality like that in our midst, Tour guide Andrew was very informative and took time to explain many of the items of history that not many of us would even know about. Nice to know the City... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Eldon House. It was lovely to see the house as if stepping back in time. It was not crowded and I did not feel rushed, which I enjoyed because I love to analyze the different items in the rooms. The staff was very friendly.

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Thank computethis2000
Grand Bend, Canada
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Fantastic museum. Easy to feel like you are peeking into a time of many moons ago. Love all the artifacts which are genuine to the property. Everything as they would have used it when living there. Excellent information and guide was fantastic. Very passionate about the history of the museum and cares to share all information and makes it interesting... More 

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Thank debramarie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Over the years my family has visited Eldon House for tours, special events and Afternoon Tea. It is run mostly by dedicated volunteers and admission by donation. (Special Events do have set price). The house is packed with history and numerous examples of how life was in early 1800s. From furniture to kitchen utensils to toys and books and art... More 

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Thank Twomanykids
Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

A well preserved historic house filled with family memorabilia - a unique opportunity to see how one family lived over the years. Been twice and still find new things to spot as the displays (ie table settings change each season) family diaries are available for reading contributing to a really enjoyable experience.

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Thank kathanddon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

One of the must see attractions in London for both the history lover and the student of interior sesign. This is the first permanent private residence built in London in 1837 by one of the city's founding families. The home was lived in by many generations of the Harris Family until the late 1950s when it was donated to the... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The oldest "Cottage Country" treasure in London. You can´t miss the tea time at the best British style!

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Newmarket, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went for an afternoon tea on the lawn at London Ontario’s Eldon House on a beautiful August day. We were seated under a gorgeous magnolia tree overlooking brilliant gardens, other tea-takers, and the historic house itself. The servers – part of a Youth Opportunities Unlimited program – were efficient, polite, friendly, and eager to please. The tea itself, however, was... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We dropped by Eldon House again for Canada Day. It's the former home of Captain Harris and his wife, noted London residents from the past. We've been here lots of times before and always enjoy a visit. The grounds are maintained to reflect as much as possible the gardens of the period, so it's a nice place just for walking... More 

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