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 25

See “Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel” at the McHaffey Opera House


As part of the American Gothic House Center’s Grant Wood 125th anniversary celebration, the museum is pleased to present Tom Milligan in a performance of “Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel”. The program will take place on Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at the McHaffey Opera House. In this 45-minute, one-man show, Grant

Feb 09

Celebrating Grant Wood’s Legacy


The impact of Grant Wood’s work is far reaching, and this year Iowa will be celebrating 125 years of Grant Wood’s life and legacy. Across the state you will find exhibits, programs, lectures and more all in honor of Wood’s 125th anniversary. The American Gothic House Center will host several events


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Holly Berg

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352