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  • 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.
  • Behind The Ropes #3

    $20.00 incl. HST
    Saturday October 5, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Explore rarely seen sections of Eldon House and its carriage house to discover an astonishing variety of curiosities that will amaze and delight. Participants will be guided through “nooks and crannies” including attics and cellars by an expert Historical Interpreter. Refreshments will be served after the tour.
  • 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!
  • Occult Workshop Series

    $30.00$50.00 incl. HST
    October 17 and 24, 7:00 p.m. Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Learn about the Victorian fascination with the occult including explorations of the supernatural, fortune telling and parlour magic.
  • Woodland Cemetery Tour

    $10.00 incl. HST
    Saturday October 26, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Tours offered every hour)
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Join us in the historic Woodland Cemetery for a tour of the Harris Family plot and neighbouring family plots and crypts. Learn details about the passing of specific Harris family members, the culture of death during their time, and in some cases, the careful transfer of bodies to the Woodland Cemetery site.
  • The Morbid and Macabre

    $15.00 incl. HST
    October 27 through October 31, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. (One hour tours offered every half hour)
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Visit London's oldest house rumoured to have ghosts and learn about Victorian rituals of death, traditions surrounding the afterlife and paranormal phenomena during this one-hour guided tour. In the 19th and 20th centuries, British and North American people held belief systems that were deeply rooted in practices spanning centuries of religious life, pagan traditions and a general fear of the unknown. Be prepared for stories and historical facts that will make your hair stand on end!
  • Eldon House Christmas

    Victorian Christmas

    Sunday, December 1, 2018 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. By Donation
    Enjoy the sights and scents of the Victorian Christmas tradition. Visit London’s oldest family residence and experience the beautiful holiday decorations of the past. Floral arrangements by the Garden Club of London.
  • Christmas Tea

    Christmas Tea

    $20.00$40.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, December 7 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. Seating. Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Get in the holiday spirit with live entertainment, tea and an abundant menu of savouries and sweets before touring Eldon House decorated for Victorian Christmas! By reservation only.
  • Meet Father Christmas

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 DROP IN BETWEEN 12:00 P.M. AND 5:00 P.M. By Donation
    Drop in & Pay Enjoy self-guided tours of our Victorian Christmas exhibit with hands-on activities for children as well as a picture with Father Christmas in the Drawing Room. For a small donation, Eldon House can provide staff to take family photos using your camera or device. A limit of 3 pictures per group for large groups.
  • The Ghost of Christmas Past

    $20.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
    Registration Required | Registration Policy The name Charles Dickens has become synonymous with Christmas. “A Christmas Carol” was arguably his most famous work which was built on the Victorian tradition of ghost story telling around the hearth at Christmas time. Learn about real ghost stories of Eldon House with this 50 minute guided tour by a costumed Historical Interpreter. Including a history of age old traditions and a link to all things ‘Dickens’ this tour will get you in the spirit of Christmas Past.
  • New Year's Levee

    New Year’s Levee

    Wednesday, JANUARY 1, 2020 Drop In 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M. ELDON HOUSE AND INTERPRETIVE CENTRE
    Celebrate the New Year with a visit to Eldon House and enjoy musical entertainment in the elegant drawing room. Exchange greetings and gather with friends for hot cider and treats in the Interpretive Centre.