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Eldon House

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Address: 481 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario N6A 2P8, Canada
Phone Number: 519-661-5169
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Description: 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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Nice piece of London history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a lot a special tour in this Victorian house. You really get immersed in the life of 19th century British empire (outskirts or not). Every item has an entertaining story. BTW, I've learned to prepare real orange pomanders (prickling them with cloves and drying them off in cinnamon and allspice and coriander mix.)

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful old home located on a scenic site overlooking the Thames River. Lots of chances to get the feel of years gone by.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Neat place to poke through if you are a history buff but parking is a pain as it is on a very busy street in downtown. Truly enjoyed the $75 ticket from Impark .. am guessing that disabled veterans' cars are a GOOD THING to ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

It's a yearly tradition I've done with my girls for over five years. It's beautiful to have tea and biscuits with jam in the backyard, surrounded by the wonderful garden and pond. Very picturesque! it is not a place for young children to attend or run around. It's often a crowd of seniors, friends catching up, moms and daughters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

We were transported back in time the moment we walked into the house. Thanks to Danielle, a very experienced guide- who shared with us the many stories behind eldon house! Definitely worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Went for the May long weekend and Eldon house held an event. They set up on Victorian lawn games and offered tours of the house. The games were fun and the whole thing was relatively cheap. Normally the house entry is by donation and the volunteers are knowledgable and give you a full tour. It is interesting if you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

As per European standards this house is very young (built in 1837), but for Canada it's one of its most precious and most valuable places. If you have a spare moment, pay a visit to this very nice house-museum. It doesn't take much time but can give you a flavour of what Canada looked like in the past. On top... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A home maintained as it was "back when". Knowledgable staff have stories to entertain you and even a small shop to buy curiosities. Beautiful home with a splendid location beside the Thames river . Staff in period costumes complete the time shift back to another era. A must visit,

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We made reservations for 24 to have a Bridal Tea in the garden. The staff was friendly and helpful. All our needs were met, and the ladies had a wonderful time enjoying the garden tea, dressing up from the "tickle trunk" of hats and accessories. The gift shop was small, but still didn't stop the ladies from buying a tea... More 

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Address: 481 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario N6A 2P8, Canada
Phone Number: 519-661-5169
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London

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