The American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, is famous as the backdrop of Grant Wood’s 1930 painting, "American Gothic." Since its completion, the painting has become an American icon and has been both the backdrop and the model for countless parodies. Built in the 1880s, this house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and was donated to the State Historical Society of Iowa in 1991.
- State Historic Site History
- Guide with Site Activities, Vocabulary Words, Reading Recommendations and More
- Learn about Grant Wood's American Gothic Painting
| + Coloring Sheets
+ "Think Like an Artist" Cards
+ Goldie at Home Activity: American Gothic and Architecture
+ Connect the Dots Activity
+ Video: "Grant Wood & The American Gothic House"
+ Video: "Living in the American Gothic House"
+ Build Your Own American Gothic House