Events

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  • Gardens and Groundsmen

    $20.00 incl. HST
    Sunday, June 2, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Join a historical interpreter for a guided tour of the Eldon House grounds. View the extensive gardens of the site and imagine the extent of the original property; from the house, down once-manicured walking terraces, to what is now Harris Park. Following the tour, explore and handle gardening artifacts and see a presentation on the life of a gardener at Eldon House.
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  • Kids First Day

    FREE
    Friday, June 7, Drop in between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. FREE
    Children learn and have fun while they explore Eldon House with a scavenger hunt and engage in a variety of activities, historical games and crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Strawberry Tea

    $20.00$40.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, June 15, 12:00 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. Seating.
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Join us for our annual “Strawberry Social,” celebrating the coming of summer’s harvest. Tea with savouries, sweets, and Strawberry shortcake will be served on the beautiful lawn of Eldon House, weather permitting. Fathers receive 25% off! By reservation only.
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  • Tea and Paint

    $40.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, June 22, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eldon House Grounds and Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Embrace your artistic side by creating a lovely painting while you sip tea and nibble treats. Designed for beginner to intermediate painters, this afternoon is fun for the whole family! While your canvas dries, join us for a tour of Eldon House, focusing on the many historic paintings belonging to the Harris family. Wear old clothing in case it gets messy.
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  • Summer Tea Program

    $15.00$26.00 incl. HST
    June 27 through August 25, Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Join us for afternoon tea on the beautiful lawns of Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River. It is highly recommended to purchase online tickets in advance. Cost is admission per person. Light Tea is $15.00 (incl. HST) per person and includes a scone with butter and jam, fresh fruit and a small dessert item. Full Tea is $26.00 (incl. HST) per person and includes tea sandwiches, a scone with butter and jam, fresh fruit and a variety of dessert items (24 hour advanced registration only).
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  • English Second Language and Custom Tours

    Canada Day Carnival

    FREE
    Monday, July 1, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Celebrate Canada’s birthday with Eldon House! Enjoy an old fashioned carnival on the grounds with historical games, carnival food and entertainment. Cake and lemonade served at 2:00 p.m.
  • Lemon-Yellow Party

    $40.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, July 20, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Registration Required | Registration Policy This Harris family theme party tradition is being brought back from the 1920’s and everything is lemon-yellow including drinks, food and costume! Guests are invited to dress the part while they sip cocktails, taste hors d'oeuvres and dance to jazz and ragtime music on the beautiful lawns of Eldon House for this fundraiser event. This event will have a cash bar. Registration is required.
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  • Teddy Bear Picnic

    $20.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, August 24, Drop in between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Eldon House Grounds Price per family (up to 5 in a family)
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Bring your favourite stuffed friend for an afternoon of fun at Eldon House! Tour the house to find hidden Teddy Bears and join us for lemonade, historical games and crafts, a puppet show, Victorian dress up and much more on the beautiful grounds of the museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in or register.
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  • Celebrating Downton Abbey!

    $40.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, September 7, 2:00 p.m. Eldon House Grounds
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Join us for a Garden Party in celebration of the Downton Abbey feature film to be released on September 13. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea menu as well as cocktails and music on the beautiful grounds of Eldon House. Dress the part and enter a contest to win best period costume, and participate in our Downton Abbey Trivia competition. This event will be licensed and will have a cash bar.
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  • Guided Tour

    Doors Open: Untold Stories of the Forest City

    FREE
    September 14 and 15, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eldon House and Grounds
    Doors Open London is a unique two-day heritage event that opens spaces throughout London, free of charge, for local residents and visitors.
  • Upstairs, Downstairs

    $20.00 incl. HST
    Sunday, September 22, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Learn about the relationship between the servant and the served at Eldon House on this in depth tour featuring the servant quarters and the daily life of a servant. Through images, and diaries, as well as hands on activities we explore what it would be like to live and work at Eldon House throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
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  • Cooks and Cookbooks

    $30.00 incl. HST
    Sunday, October 6, 1:00 p.m. Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Our yearlong celebration of domestic service continues with Elizabeth Ridolfo and Prof. Irina D. Mihalache speaking about the history of culinary culture in Canada. Elizabeth will also share her recent findings from Lucy Harris’ cookbook found in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Cookbooks were often filled with not only culinary recipes but also household hints. Come prepared to make your very own home remedies on site, extracted from the recipes of Lucy Harris’ cookbook!
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