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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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A Step Back In Time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 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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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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