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.



Dec 05

Gingerbread house decorating tomorrow at AGHC


Winter has definitely come quickly to the American Gothic House this year!  Though the house is beautiful when in snows (which has happened a few times already), we think it could have waited at least a few weeks.  The one benefit of this weather is that it has definitely put us in the holiday

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


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American Gothic House Center
Administrator: Holly Berg

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, IA 52554

Phone: 641.652.3352