Events

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  • Behind The Ropes

    $20.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, April 6, 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.
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  • Local History Trivia Night

    $20.00 incl. HST
    Friday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Get ready London historians, for a local history trivia night at Eldon House! Register a team of up to five for the chance to win prizes and accolades for your incredible local history knowledge! Teams are encouraged to represent an organization, club, society or museum in London. This event will be licensed and will have a cash bar. Cost is $20.00 per team.
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  • The Art of Table Setting with Charles MacPherson

    $90.00 incl. HST
    Sunday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. Eldon House and Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Preceding his speaking engagement on "The Evolution of Domestic Service", Charles invites you to join him in the dining room of the historic Eldon House to learn the art of table setting. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to prepare the dining room and back-of-house for service, tips, tricks, tools of the trade, and how to build a place setting. Through demonstration and practice, this workshop will ensure your next dinner party is a cut above the rest! This is an exclusive workshop set in the 19th century period Eldon House estate - space is limited. Refreshments will be served in the Interpretive Centre after the workshop. Cost includes a Butler Stick which retails for $49.95.
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  • “The Butler Speaks” on the Evolution of Domestic Service

    $35.00 incl. HST
    Sunday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. Wolf Performance Hall
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Join Canada's most famous butler, Charles MacPherson, for an afternoon keynote speech on the evolution of domestic service from the 19th century to present day. Formerly serving as Major Domo (Chief Butler) for one of Canada's most prominent families, Charles now prepares the next generation of Butlers, Household Managers, and Housekeepers for the modern-day demands of private service. This event is perfect for 'Downton Abbey' fans and those curious about the world of domestic service. A copy of Charles' national bestselling book, "The Butler Speaks" which retails for $24.95 is included with registration and Charles will be available to sign your book after his keynote speech.
  • Mother’s Day Tea

    $20.00$40.00 incl. HST
    Sunday, May 12, 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. Seating. Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Experience an afternoon tea and an abundant menu of savouries and sweets as you listen to live entertainment and spend a delightful afternoon with your mother. By reservation only.
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  • Spring Plant Sale

    FREE
    May 18, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interpretive Centre
    Eldon House will be hosting our annual Spring Plant Sale offering various plants grown from seed in our historic greenhouse built in the 1880’s. There will be a variety of heritage plants including flowers and herbs to make a unique and traditional garden at home. Expect to see hibiscus, salvia, pansies, daisies, violets, geraniums, globe thistle as well as tomatoes, peppermint, chamomile, echinacea, pennyroyal, lavender and anise.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Summer Tea Program

    $15.00$26.00 incl. HST
    July 2 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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