Historic Sites

American Gothic House

American Gothic House

Put yourself in the American Gothic painting made famous by Iowa artist Grant Wood.

American Gothic, a painting by Grant Wood of a farmer and his daughter, made this 1880s house one of the most recognized images in the world. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and donated in 1991 to the State Historical Society of Iowa by Carl E. Smith. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the visitor's center and pose for a photograph in front of the house.


301 American Gothic St.
Eldon, IA 52554
(641) 652-3352


Visitor's Center

May - September
Sunday - Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

October - April
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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