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 is free, see the Contact Information and Hours page for more details



Dec 05

Thank you!


We would like to thank all of the amazing volunteers that helped out for our Gingerbread House Decorating event. Thank you North Ottumwa Hy-Vee, South Ottumwa Hy-Vee, and the Ottumwa Walmart for supporting this event.

Nov 08

Gingerbread House Decorating


Saturday December 2nd, from 2 pm. to 5 pm. Children of all ages are invited to come and create a Gingerbread House. Graham crackers, candy decorations, and frosting will be provided to create these magnificent homes. Like last year, this event will be held inside the American Gothic House. This event is free and


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Sarah Camp

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352