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.


The American Gothic House Center will be closed Saturday, July 4th.



Jun 04

American Gothic Days June 12-14


It is almost time again for Eldon’s annual American Gothic Days! The American Gothic House Center is hosting several events in conjunction with American Gothic Days. The American Gothic 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, June 13 at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $20 and includes a t-shirt, map of the

Apr 20

“American Gothic in Stitches” exhibit opening June 1st


The American Gothic House Center has many great events scheduled for the coming months, but we are most excited to announce our upcoming exhibit: American Gothic in Stitches: Quilts inspired by the famous painting. The exhibition will feature nine works by skilled quilters from around the world who have created their own masterpieces influenced


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Holly Berg

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352