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

Sunday Afternoon Tours
Sunday December 20, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a 50-minute guided tour of Eldon House with a costumed historical interpreter who will provide an in-depth history of the house and the Harris family who lived there.
Cost: by donation

Children's Christmas Party
Sunday, December 13, Drop in between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Children will experience the spirit of Christmas past, by playing games, making crafts and treats and visiting with Father Christmas! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of eight or more are requested to arrive at 3:00 p.m. Cost: $6.00 (incl. HST) per person.

Christmas Wreath Workshop
Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Interpretive Centre
Join instructor Sandy Daugharty to create a Christmas wreath with living evergreen boughs. Learn the importance of greenery to the Victorian in this season as well as the techniques to create your own decorations. Cost: $30.00 + HST per person, including all materials. To register please call 519.661.5169.  SOLD OUT!


Teddy: Boyhood
September through November, Eldon House 2nd Floor
The life Edward Montgomery Harris (1880-1952) grandson of the original owners of Eldon House is being carefully researched in commemoration of the events of World War I. Edward or �Teddy,� was a career officer in the British Army, and was stationed in India, Europe, Canada and Barbados. This will be the first of several exhibitions devoted to Teddy and will illustrate his early life in London, Ontario and his schoolboy days in Sussex, England.

Taking Tea

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

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