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. 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.


Tea time

Afternoon tea on the lawn of Eldon House.

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Hours of Operation: 12:00-5:00pm
Saturday and  Sunday
Admission by Donation
481 Ridout Street, N., London, ON, N6A 2P6
519-661-5169
 


MUSICAL CONCERT SERIES

"Victoriana"
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.

 


 

Eldon House Celebrates 180 years

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

 

 

Upcoming Events at Eldon House

Share in the grand finale of the Eldon House 180th Anniversary Celebrations!

Vintage Baseball Game
Saturday, May 2, 2:00 p.m.

Take me out to the Ball Game! An action packed day of Vintage Base ball is planned culminating in a match between The London Tecumsehs and 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. Brian ("Chip") Martin will present a short history of Vintage Baseball at 12:30pm in the Eldon House Interpretive Centre and will be selling his book "The Tecumsehs of the International Association: Canada's First Major League Baseball Champions" at the game (for more information on his publication go to: http://cooperstownersincanada.com).
Cost: $2.00 (incl. HST) per person. For more information please call 519.661.5169

2015 SPECIAL EVENTS

Victoria Day Picnic
Monday May 18, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Meet royal guest Queen Victoria at Eldon House and enjoy Victorian games, lemonade and cookies on Eldon House grounds and gardens. Events will be held indoors in our Interpretive Centre if weather is inclement.
Cost: $8.00 (incl. HST) per person.

TOURS

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.

TEA PROGRAM

Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 10, 1:00 p.m.

Experience an afternoon tea and a substantial 19th century menu as you listen to live entertainment and spend a delightful afternoon with your mother. By reservation only. To register please call 519.661.5169.
Cost: adults $35.00 (incl. HST) children $15.00 (incl. HST)


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING

Kids First Day
Friday, April 17, Drop in between 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Children learn and have fun while they explore Eldon House with a scavenger hunt and engage in a variety of activities, games and crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: by donation.


EXHIBITIONS

Vintage Baseball Memorabilia
April and May in Eldon House and Interpretive Centre

View Vintage Baseball artifacts belonging to London sports enthusiast Brian Logie. Twentieth Century baseball items including balls, bats gloves will be on display showing the progression of the game from its "Vintage" roots to the modern day. Additional memorabilia on display through April in the "London Room" Central Library 251, Dundas Street.



 

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