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.