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American Gothic House

  • Address 301 American Gothic St.
    Eldon, Iowa 52554
  • Hours
    10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Phone 515-281-4221

Visit American Gothic House

Plan Your Visit


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 with props provided at the visitor's center allowing you to create your own American Gothic portrait. Tour the adjacent visitor's center to learn about Grant Wood's life and the history of the house.

The Grant Wood Studio is a member of the Historic Artists' Homes & Studios program.

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