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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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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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A Nostalgic ,Beautifully preserved home.

The keepers of the home are so well versed in it's history ,it is a joy to walk around with them... A true Gem and almost a mascot to the city! I absolutely love going here.I have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The keepers of the home are so well versed in it's history ,it is a joy to walk around with them... A true Gem and almost a mascot to the city! I absolutely love going here.I have taken most visitors here.The home just brings back into the picture what it was like to be the first few Londoner's arriving to... More 

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LONDON
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We love playing tourist. And this gem is in our own town. Thoroughly enjoyed wandering through the House and the docents were knowledgeable, able to answer some of our esoteric questions, and shared a lot of Eldon family history. Always fun to see how folk once lived and let your imagine run with it. Don't forget to check out the... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A Century old home restored to its original beauty. This is a can't miss when visiting London. We enjoyed the historical perspective that the volunteers gave us.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
43 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I enjoyed walking through this house and learning about the people that lived here long ago. The gardens are beautiful too.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a perfect way to start the New Year - by looking into the past! Historic Eldon House hosted a levee which was in keeping with its 180 year old traditions. It was decorated for a Victorian Christmas and the staff and volunteers were decked out in period costumes. A choir sang carols in the drawing room to entertain the... More 

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London, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have visited this site several time as I grew up in London. They have really done a terrific job of Keeping everything original and interesting. I recently enjoyed a school trip their with my daughter and the tour was informative and interesting for the kids.

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Being in the house really makes you wonder what it was like to live there way back when! It's also interesting to see the house dolled up during the holidays in comparison to the gardens of flowers in the spring. Take the tour where you get to see the basement and attic!

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Marengo, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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