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.



Apr 20

“American Gothic in Stitches” exhibit opening June 1st


The American Gothic House Center has many great events scheduled for the coming months, but we are most excited to announce our upcoming exhibit: American Gothic in Stitches: Quilts inspired by the famous painting. The exhibition will feature nine works by skilled quilters from around the world who have created their own masterpieces influenced

Mar 04

American Gothic House Tours


Tours of the American Gothic House will take place April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, and October 10 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Admission to the house and American Gothic House Center is free. Please note: Tours of the house will only feature the downstairs portion of


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Holly Berg

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352