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Eldon House

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Neighbourhood: Central London
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Address: 481 Ridout St N, London, Ontario N6A 2P6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-661-5169
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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 interesting history of London's first home

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
karleeanne00
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London, Canada
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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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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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Thank Wim S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The gardens are absolutely stunning and the house is wonderful to tour to see a representation of what life was like at that time. For the tea, there are three or four varieties of teas, in our party we had different people so each of us tried a different tea, the Lime and Mango based herbal teas were excellent; we... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Great atmosphere at overlooking beautiful London valley. great staff too. We had tea and snacks. Enjoyed all of it.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

On our recent visit to London to visit our daughter and fiance, we finally had the opportunity to tour Eldon House, and I must say, I didn't want to leave! As soon as you enter the house, your senses are filled with the warmth and the eclectic furnishings from an era long, long ago. The outside world ceases to exist... More 

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Thank Joe B
London, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

I often take visiting friends for a tour here and everyone, young and old, loves the house, finding many things of interest to point out as we go from room to room. One can wander at will or take a tour given by one of the many knowledgeable volunteers at the house. I always find something new, even though I've... More 

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Thank RGD15
London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Nice old house that reminds us how was the life in London many many years ago. Nice gardens and sometimes you can even have tea there. Call you see if you reserve a place.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Although we have lived in London Ontario for over 25 years, we went to Eldon House for the first time last year during doors open.....it was amazing....my husband and I both loved it, such a beautiful spot and right in the heart of downtown

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Eldon House is an historic landmark and heritage site that was donated to the City of London in 1960. It is part of Harris Park as it was home to four generations of the Harris family and this house depicts an excellent rendition of Georgian and Regency styles of architec. The property has had a beautiful English garden that covered... More 

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