American Gothic House Center

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The American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa is famous as the backdrop of Grant Wood’s 1930 painting, American Gothic. Since completion, the painting has become an American icon, and has been both the backdrop and the model for a countless number of parodies.

The American Gothic House Center is situated adjacent to the Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, and provides services for the site, including an exhibit gallery and a gift shop.


The American Gothic House and Center is located at 300 American Gothic Street, Eldon, Iowa.


There are accessible sidewalks leading up to the photo-op area in front of the gothic house. The parking lot and grounds are always accessible to the public, regardless of visitor center hours.

The American Gothic House Center features an exhibition gallery about the history of the Gothic House, American Gothic, Grant Wood, and more, complete with a media room and gift shop. Costumes and props may be provided to our visitors to help capture your own parody in front of the Gothic House! Other amenities include language and braille guides.

Admission to the center, as well as all amenities, are free for our visitors to use. Donations are accepted, and help us keep the center open and free for all!

Operating Hours & Seasons

The interior of the American Gothic House itself is open only on select days.

Current visitor center hours are:

SUN: 1PM- 4 PM



We are closed in observance of the following holidays:

Easter Sunday

Veteran’s Day- November 11th

Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day