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Eldon House

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Address: 481 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario N6A 2P8, Canada
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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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Very nice visit

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the last century is a sight to see. I heard that the guided tour is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Vickie B
Thamesville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 especially intriguing to be able to see the actual furnishings that the family used. This... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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

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Thank Cheryl C
London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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Thank NerinaNP
Ilderton Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 meet Nikkie. She is passionate about Eldon House and was so gracious to answer any... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The house is so interesting to walk through. The staff are very knowledgeable and can walk you through and give you a tour. The contents of the house are well preserved. It is a donation only to get in which is nice. Definitely a must see!

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1 Thank karleeanne00
Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Great old house! Very interesting history, well maintained. Like stepping back in time. We have been twice and saw new things we didn't see the first time. Great for kids too! Mine (ages 13 and 16) love it! We spent an hour but could have easily spent more! They run on donations. Suggested donation is $5 per person.

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Thank Lisa M
London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Want to see some London based history? Check out the Eldon House. Interesting is like under appreciating the history of this region. Be a tourist, and learn from the past. And know what? It is free!! They survive on your donation only, no fixed entrance. How to spend an great afternoon. Have more time? Go in their garden and have... More 

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