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
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. Eldon House
marks it's 180th Anniversary through May 2014 - May 2015.
Help us celebrate by attending special events and programs that
you can learn about under the "events" menu.
Afternoon tea on the
lawn of Eldon House.
Hours of Operation: 12:00-5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday
Admission by Donation
481 Ridout Street, N., London, ON, N6A 2P6
Sunday, March 22, 2:00 p.m.
Sheila Johnson, Executive Director of Fanshawe Pioneer Village will
present how undergarments changed the woman's shape throughout the
Victorian age to achieve the strict dictates of the latest fashion.
Compare past "unmentionables" and modern day "intimates" with
displays from "My Top Drawer". Registration is required. To register
please call 519-661-5169.
Cost: $10.00 (incl. HST)
19th Century Stargazing
Sunday, April 12, 8:00 p.m. (Yuri's Night)
See the stars through period and modern telescopes!
Spend an evening finding out how John Harris of Eldon House might
have used a telescope as he helped to map the Great Lakes after the
War of 1812. An opening presentation will make history come alive,
led by actor and historian Mark Tovey. This will be followed by
observing on the lawn through period and modern telescopes, with
members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and
astronomers from the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration at
Western University (CPSX). Space music will lend atmosphere. Hot
chocolate will be served. Space-themed attire is encouraged, and
please dress warmly! Registration is required. To register please
Cost: $15.00 (incl. HST) per person.
Saturday, May 2, 2:00 p.m.
Take me out to the Ball Game! The London Tecumsehs vs. Northville
Eclipse at Labatt Memorial Park in celebration of the closing of
Eldon House 180th Anniversary Events. An exhibit of
nineteenth-century sports equipment may be viewed at Eldon House
prior to the game. Registration is required. To register please call
Cost: $5.00 (incl. HST) per person.
MUSICAL CONCERT SERIES
Sunday April 26, 2:30 p.m.
St. James Westminster Church, 115 Askin St.
In the heart of the "Old South" neighbourhood. Songs and poetry
celebrating the life and times of this towering English monarch who
influenced the Harris family. Featuring Paul Stevenson, Stephen
Holowitz, guest soloists and chorus. Limited space available.
Registration is required. To register please call 519-661-5169.
Cost: $20.00 + HST per person.