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Eldon House

481 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario N6A 2P8, Canada
+1 519-661-5169
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NOT Clearly described, at all, as there was NOT a stuffed Teddy Bear in the House

There wasn't a stuffed teddy bear in the house. There was No one to answer my email or telephone... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarnia, Canada
Period Piece

Excellent collection of local historic material managed by pleasant, committed staff. Woefully... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Winnipeg, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good41%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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481 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario N6A 2P8, Canada
Central London
+1 519-661-5169
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Excellent collection of local historic material managed by pleasant, committed staff. Woefully underfunded and should receive substantially more and more affirmative local financial support.

Thank asteryx2017
Reviewed 3 September 2017

My wife and I last visited Eldon House when we were dating forty years ago. We returned to-day and very much enjoyed the visit. Admission is by donation, with $5 suggested. The docent was helpful and knowledgeable. There are parts of the house that were...More

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 18 August 2017

we visited this house and what a surprise! I love history and this house delivers. furnitures, decor, kitchen, wallpaper, bedroom and the guides are very informative that even my son who hates sightseeing got interested with the house history and ask a lot of questions.......More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 15 August 2017

was under construction when we were there but we were still allow to look around and enjoyed some of the different facts that we read about. allow about one hour and if the weather is nice I think that the gardens would e nice to...More

Thank Lois R
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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
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