Come to Eldon, Iowa and view the exterior of the house that inspired Grant Wood to paint American Gothic, one of the most recognized paintings in the world. Tour the adjacent American Gothic House Center which showcases Grant Wood’s life and the history of the house. Props on hand encourage visitors to pose in front of the historic American Gothic House and create their own unique American Gothic portrait. Admission to the Center is free.

The American Gothic House Center will be closed Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving. We will be open regular business hours beginning on Friday at 10:00 am.


Oct 02

Quilt workshops and more coming up at AGHC

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Summer might be winding down, but excitement is growing for the many great upcoming events at the American Gothic House Center! To accompany the “American Gothic in Stitches” exhibit, the Center is hosting a pair of workshops in the fabric arts. The classes will be lead by AGHC volunteer Teresa Chickering and participants will

Jul 06

Join us for “Brews and Brushes” July 31st


We are very excited to announce our upcoming "Brews and Brushes" FUNdraiser! Spend an evening painting "American Gothic Flowers" alongside local artist Chris Abigt. This stunning Grant Wood-inspired original painting by Chris will make a lovely souvenir from your evening. The event will take place Friday, July 31 from 6-9 pm (doors open at


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Holly Berg

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352