Welcome to Eldon House

Virtually unchanged since the nineteenth century, Eldon House is London's oldest residence and contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris family as well as a beautiful 19th-century style garden. Built in 1834 for John and Amelia Harris, this historic home remained in the family until 1960 when it was donated to the City of London. Although surrounded by the city today, the house and its gardens are a place of beauty and tranquility.

When you are here be sure to also visit our new Eldon House & Gardens Gift Shop located in the Interpretive Centre.

Tea time

Afternoon tea on the lawn of Eldon House.


Hours of Operation: 12:00-5:00pm
Wednesday through Sunday
Admission by Donation
481 Ridout Street, N., London, ON, N6A 2P6


Eldon House Celebrates 180 years

Watch for special events throughout 2014 and help us celebrate this exciting anniversary!



Upcoming Events at Eldon House


Canada Day Dinner
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Celebrate Canada Day at Eldon House. Gates open at 6pm with Silent Auction on west lawn. Dinner served at 7:30pm in the Interpretive Centre. Featuring a delicious meal by Sticky Pudding Catering, Entertainment by Stephen Holowitz & Paul Stevenson, and an amazing view of the Fireworks at the Forks.
$70 per person (Incl. HST). To register or purchase tickets, call 519-661-5169 or visit Eldon House. Cash/Cheque/VISA accepted.


Behind the Ropes Tours
Saturday May 30
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Explore rarely seen sections of Eldon House and its carriage house to discover an astonishing variety of curiosities that amaze and delight. Refreshments will be served following the tour. Cost: $20.00 per person (incl. HST). Registration required. To register please call 519-661-5169.


Strawberry Tea
Sunday, June 21, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual "Strawberry Social," celebrating the coming of summer�s harvest. Fresh fruit, whipped cream and tea will be served on the beautiful lawn of Eldon House, weather permitting. By reservation only. To register please call 519.661.5169.
Cost: adults $15.00 (incl. HST), children $8.00 (incl. HST)

Summer Tea Program
June 28 through August 30, Tuesday through Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a "cream tea" served on the beautiful lawns of Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River. Reservations highly recommended. To register please call 519.661.5169.
Cost: $12.00 adults (incl. HST), children $6.00 (incl. HST)


Canada Day
Wednesday July 1, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a tour of Eldon House and its grounds. Special entertainment, activities for children and adults are planned to celebrate Canada's birthday and the 50th Anniversary of the flag.
Cost: Free


Milly takes a Holiday
June through August, Eldon House 2nd Floor
By viewing some of Milly Harris"s (1868-1959) documents, including diary and photographic material, summer visitors to Eldon House will learn how their great, great, great grandparents escaped the heat of South Western Ontario by escaping to "Cottage Country."

Taking Tea
June through September, Interpretive Centre
The Victorian penchant for an elaborate tea ceremony was well practiced by the Harris Family. Concurrent with Eldon House's popular Tea Program, this exhibit explores the etiquette, offerings and paraphernalia involved in "taking tea."


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