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American Gothic House

300 American Gothic St, Eldon, Iowa 52554 USA

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“Grab your pitchforks & stand!”

In 1930, painter Grant Wood took a tour of a small Iowa town, and spotted the perfect house for a painting he’d had in mind. Armed with a sketch of the house he quickly made, he went home to Cedar Rapids and painted American Gothic. The house still stands to this day, and is visited by thousands of people each year.

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Reviewed by
Don Morris

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
September 18, 2016
Rated 4.0

Well worth the 10 minute drive off of IA 163. Have some fun with it and ham it up a bit. We got there right at closing time but the staff was more than helpful and willing to dress us up for our own recreation.

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Reviewed by
Shana Schaefer

  • 10 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
April 05, 2016
Rated 5.0

The house and the visitor center was beautiful and such a wonderful and unexpected stop on our most recent trip to Southern Iowa. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and funny. I can't wait to visit again!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Megan Bannister

  • Road Warrior
  • 135 Reviews
  • 93 Helpful
April 29, 2014

Visit the American Gothic House between May & July to grab a sweet treat from the Pitchfork Pie Stand, housed inside the home. Be sure to get there early! Pies this delicious go quickly. Read more about the Pitchfork Pie Stand: http://theworldneedsmorepie.com/pitchfork-pie-stand/

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kaserdeb

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 24, 2020
Rated 5.0

Totally worth the detour! The Gothic House was a wonderful experience and we had a great time. The employee there was phenomenal and inviting. I would definitely recommend this stop!

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kaserdeb

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 31, 2018
Rated 5.0

So glad we stopped!

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Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

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  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 802 Helpful
April 18, 2017
Rated 4.0

When you visit the American Gothic House, there's an on-site visitor center that provides various props, such as period clothing and even a pitchfork so you can have your photo taken in front of it.

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Reviewed by
tiffany.korn

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 29, 2016
Rated 5.0

Great stop if driving in the area.

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Reviewed by
Diane Keyser

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 28, 2015

This house is currently privately owned. Please check before taking photos and Do Not Enter unless you're invited.

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Reviewed by
Misty

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  • 11 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 12, 2014

Something to see - wish we would have been able to stop there when it was open. Not too far off the beaten path

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American Gothic House

300 American Gothic St
Eldon, Iowa
52554 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun, Mon: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
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