Welcome to Eldon House

Virtually unchanged since the last 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.


Hours of Operation: 12:00-5:00pm
Tuesday 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


Summer Tea Program
June 29 through August 31, Tuesday through Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Tea, scones and jams with fruit and cream are served on the beautiful lawns of Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River. Reservations highly recommended, please call 519.661.5169. Cost: $10.00 adults, children $6.00 taxes included.


Harris Neighborhood Walk
Saturday July 26, 10:00-11:30am
This hike will explore the environs of London�s oldest home : Eldon House. Adjacent to the Forks of the Thames, participants will be lead to the oldest commercial buildings, municipal buildings and settlement sites important to the founding of London. This walk begins at Eldon House. Cost: 10.00 + HST per person. To register please call 519.661.5169.


Teddy Bear Picnic
August 14, 2:00-4:00pm
Bring your favorite stuffed friend for an afternoon of fun at Eldon House! Join us for lemonade and cookies, crafts and games on the beautiful grounds of the museum. Children�s music and a magic show will entertain you and your bear, doll or stuffie. Cost: $5.00 + HST per person. By reservation only, please call 519.661.5169.


After the War: Amelia Ryerse & John Harris Build a Life Together
Amelia Ryerse and John Harris first met in April of 1815, after the conclusion of the War of 1812. They married only two months later. This exhibit explores John Harris' new job as a member of the Great Lakes hydrographic survey and his and Amelia's life in Kingston and Port Ryerse with their growing family.

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