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.



Mar 23

Easter Egg Roll

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Saturday, April 15 1pm-3pm at the American Gothic House Center. This event is sponsored by GATE Enjoy egg-rolling races, making bunny ears and other fun crafts. Visit with the Easter Bunny, and snap a photo in front of the American Gothic House. Free Admission!

Mar 16

Presentation on Buxton, Iowa


Meet the author of Lost Buxton, Rachelle Chase and learn about Buxton, Iowa on April 1st from 4-6 pm, inside the American Gothic House.  “Buxton, Iowa: A Coal Mining Town Ahead of Its Time.”  In 1900, at a time when Jim Crow, segregation, and the Ku Klux Klan kept blacks and whites separated, residents


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Sarah Camp

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352