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Eldon House

481 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario N6A 2P8, Canada
+1 519-661-5169
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Fantastic history

We have visited a couple of times. The first was a "behind the ropes" tour. The guided tour was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colleen N Danie... B
Step Back in Time

Eldon House is the oldest residence in London, Ontario and has been preserved for the public's... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Katherine K
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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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481 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario N6A 2P8, Canada
Central London
+1 519-661-5169
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited a couple of times. The first was a "behind the ropes" tour. The guided tour was very informative. Taking back stairways and trekking into the basement, really helped one to feel aspects of life as it once was. Our second visit we...More

Thank Colleen N Danie... B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Eldon House is the oldest residence in London, Ontario and has been preserved for the public's viewing pleasure. I visited on a field trip with my daughter's class and we were treated to a very knowledgeable guide, who brought the past alive for the kids....More

Thank Katherine K
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Eldon House is a wonderful example of a home of a family of standing with money, that loved to travel. Built in 1835 and lived In by 4 generations, it was eventually donated to the city...land, buildings and contents. Loved that the contents all belonged...More

Thank Debra13
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Went to Eldon house yesterday for a self guided tour and instantly felt transported back in time. The house is well maintained and the staff on duty was very helpful and knowledgeable. There are plenty of souvenirs a and the furnishings plus the knick-knacks from...More

Thank Raul4ever
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a beautiful century old home in downtown London. The grounds are gorgeous and the inside is decorated in period wallpaper and draperies. The furniture is original and depicts a more elegant time.

Thank Vickie B
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were in awe of the size of this house, and the luxury its occupants lived in! Servants anyone? (Yes, they treated them well.) Butler's pantry? Check. It's age, although rather a young building in the whole scheme of the world, is impressive, and it's...More

Thank dh2017632
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Perfectly preserved with rare glimpses into the personal lives of the family wh lived here until the 1950's.

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This Harris home gave me a true sense of the past, maybe ghosts still there lol. I felt like I lived at that time. The tours are awesome, and free, or given by donation. A must to see!!

Thank NerinaNP
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Offers tours and Children's Birthday/Tea Parties as well as Haunted Tours on Halloween. Set on a magnificent lot overlooking the Thames River.

Thank Rigasmom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We've toured many historic homes, but very few come with original furnishings that were owned by the family. Eldon House is unique in that regard and as such offers a true glimpse into the past lives of the Harris family. We were also fortunate to...More

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