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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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Amazing historic mansion and tour guide had so many amazing stories about the staff and the Eldon family. Can't take it all in with one visit a real gem for history/museum buffs.

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London, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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64 helpful votes 64 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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