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.



Jan 20

Brews and Brushes

Brews and Brushes Spring

Join us for Brew and Brushes - Spring in bloom at the American Gothic House  March 10th at the Hotel Ottumwa, 6pm-9pm   Spend an evening painting alongside local artist Chris Abigt as she provides step-by-step instructions to complete your own masterpiece. All paint and supplies will be provided. Tickets are $40 and can

Jan 09

Grant Wood’s Birthday Soup Smorgasbord


  Join the American Gothic House Center as we celebrate Grant Wood's 126th birthday. This year's birthday party will be at the KD Center in Eldon, Iowa, from 11am-1pm. There will be a variety of delicious home-cooked soups and bread and don't forget about dessert. Free will donations are welcome and proceeds support programming


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Sarah Camp

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352