Last updated: 3/10/2012
Eldon, Iowa
Street Address
300 American Gothic Street
Eldon, IA 52554
Mailing Address
300 American Gothic Street
Eldon, IA 52554
Hours
Summer hours: May-September
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday - Monday1 PM - 4 PM
Winter hours: October-April
Tuesday - Friday10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday - Monday, Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Free
Staff
Holly Berg, Administrator
phone: 641-652-3352
Description

Strike your own American Gothic pose in front of the house that inspired Iowa artist Grant Wood to begin his most famous painting. Costumes and pitch fork are provided by the American Gothic House Center!

In the Center, enjoy educational exhibits and videos on Grant Wood, view a fascinating collection of American Gothic parodies, and pin your town on our map.

Mission

Integrating the pieces of American Gothic.

History

The American Gothic House was built in 1892, Grant Wood discovered it and painted his famous "American Gothic" in 1930, and the visitors center / museum was completed in 2007. Many grants and donations went in to the completion of this facility.

Artifact Collections

Collection of "American Gothic" parodies.

Educational Programs

Gallery tours for field trips or other group tours, in school lectures, and other programming still under development.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

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