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.



Apr 27

Art Contest

2006 1st Place Adult

Sponsored by The Ottumwa Area Arts Council  Friday June 9th – Sunday June 11th Celebrate the beautiful and unique house that inspired Grant Wood’s American Gothic. Enter your artwork in one of five divisions to win a cash prize for first and second place in your division. All media (except photography) are excepted, submissions

Apr 27

American Gothic Days – 5K Run/Walk


Sponsored By Cranston Family Funeral Home & Monument Sales and Libertyville Savings Bank Saturday June 10th at 7:30am Registration begins at 6:45am. All ages are welcome (16 and  under must by accompanied by an adult). Route goes through Eldon, along the Des Moines River, through the park and will end where you


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Sarah Camp

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352