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.



Nov 24

Thanksgiving holiday hours


The American Gothic House Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but will be open 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday (and regular hours thereon). If you are shopping on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, be sure to check out our gift shop. Friday and Saturday we will offer a free American Gothic House tote bag

Oct 15

American Gothic Halloween Party takes place October 25th!


The American Gothic House Center will hold its annual Halloween Party on Saturday, October 25 from 2-4 p.m. Children from preschool through fifth grade are invited to attend and admission is free. Participants will play Boo Bowling, make creepy crafts, decorate monster cookies, and much more. A Mad Scientist will also perform fun


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Holly Berg

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352