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American Gothic House

American Gothic House

Visiting Information

301 American Gothic St.
Eldon, IA 52554

Grounds Open

American Gothic House Visitor Center Open
Tuesday – Saturday:
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday – Monday:
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Free admission. Group tours welcome.

Please schedule group tours in advance with:

American Gothic Visitor Center
300 American Gothic Street
Eldon, Iowa

(641) 652-3352

Grant Wood’s painting American Gothic brought this 1880s house notice as the backdrop of the famous image of a Midwest farmer and his daughter. Hundreds of parodies and takeoffs have made it a popular cultural icon that is one of the most recognized in the world.

Take your own American Gothic photo in front of the 1930s exterior. Tour the adjacent visitor's center to learn about Grant Wood's life and the history of the house. Props provided at the visitor's center will allow you to create your own American Gothic portrait.

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