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



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

Sep 24

American Gothic Halloween

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Saturday October 28th from 2 pm. to 4 pm. Come with your costumes and have a safe, fun, and educational Halloween here at the American Gothic House Center. There will be fun games, like Boo Bowling, Grab the Spider, and Slime Study. Plus there will be some neat craft activities like Fairies in a


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Sarah Camp

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352