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



Feb 20

Thank you!


Thank you to everyone who made a soup, bread, or sweet treat for our Birthday Soup Smorgasbord. Everything was very delicious! Thank you to the Fairfield Hy-Vee and Libertyville Savings Bank for sponsoring our event.

Feb 02

Grant Wood’s Birthday Soup Smorgasbord

Soup Smorgasbord 2018

Join the American Gothic House Center as we celebrate Grant Wood's 127th birthday. This year's birthday party will be at the KD Center in Eldon, Iowa, from 11am-1pm. There will be a variety of delicious home-cooked soups and bread and don't forget about dessert. Free will donations are welcome and proceeds support programming at


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Sarah Camp

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352