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Eldon House

481 Ridout St N, London, Ontario N6A 2P6, Canada
+1 519-661-5169
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Strawberry Tea

We made reservations to attend the strawberry tea. The cost was $35 each for my mother and myself... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mdc635
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Fabulous

We spent about an hour here. The guide was lovely and informative without being intrusive. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
trvllrwteenz
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good40%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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481 Ridout St N, London, Ontario N6A 2P6, Canada
Central London
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+1 519-661-5169
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"step back in time"
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"overlooking the thames river"
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"last century"
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"piece of history"
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"preserved house"
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"backyard"
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"occupants"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations to attend the strawberry tea. The cost was $35 each for my mother and myself and slightly less for my daughter. Unfortunately, due to a rainy morning, we were seated inside. We were promptly greeted and taken to our table. A volunteer...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about an hour here. The guide was lovely and informative without being intrusive. The furniture and rooms were so gorgeous. It made me really think of what life for well off people looked like over 100 years ago. Well worth the visit and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Londoner, we often neglect our history and neglect this amazing preserved gem. I sincerely doubt there is anything like this home and living museum anywhere else in Canada. It is a perfect snapshot of family, history, time and life. The tour staff are...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

For the price of this tour, which is by donation, what you see and learn of this family and time period is worth the visit. Situated downtown, fully presented as the time period a century ago. Christmas is the time to go, fully decorated.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Me and my wife took my 9 years old son there last week and we love it. Admissions is free and the recommended $5/adult is optional, but we think this amount is well deserved as they do need funding to keep the condition of the...More

1  Thank faijason
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Eldonhouse S, Museum Coordinator at Eldon House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate the positive feedback. We hope you and your family will come back in the summer months when the garden is open to explore.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

They didn’t ask us for a donation, but they do recommend $5! The property itself is absolutely gorgeous! The staff isn’t pushy at all and manage to chime in just at the right time, giving us interesting facts about the house. The view from the...More

Thank Simran P
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Eldonhouse S, Museum Coordinator at Eldon House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you so much, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

LOVE Eldon House. I've been attending since I was a child and look forward to it every Spring and Christmas. I'm so happy the city of London (and it's volunteers) chose to preserve this integral part of history. It's been a delight to go to...More

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Eldonhouse S, Museum Coordinator at Eldon House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review! It's wonderful to hear that people enjoy coming year after year, and we hope you come back when the weather is nice!

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Eldon House is a treat to visit at any time of the year but my favorite time is Christmas. The house and the yard are decorated as they would have been when the house was occupied by the Harris family. It's so refreshing to see...More

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Eldonhouse S, Museum Coordinator at Eldon House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hi detlover! Thank you for your kind review. Christmas at the House is one of the best times to visit, we hope you'll come back this year!

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Thi is an amazing piece of Ontario history. If you meet Andrew you will never forget the experience. We were enraptureds by the story of this site. What an interesting lesson of the early years in Ontario. Try it you will like it.

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Eldonhouse S, Museum Coordinator at Eldon House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thanks for the kind review zemkes! Andrew is always a fantastic person to talk to here at the House and we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

There wasn't a stuffed teddy bear in the house. There was No one to answer my email or telephone questions. Disappointing, yet we made it somewhat fun with the help of a couple of entertainers, tasty ice cream, and in-house goodies made in a healthy...More

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