Plainfield, Wisconsin: Murderous Ghoul Ed Gein's Grave

Don't go expecting to see a serial killer-ghoul's tombstone, which has long since been removed. Ed's space is in between the other Geins.

Address:
5th Ave., Plainfield, WI
Directions:
I-35 exit 136. East on Hwy 73, then an immediate left (north) on 5th Ave. to the Cemetery. Ed is buried next to his mom; look for the "Gein" headstones.
Hours:
Cemetery hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Murderous Ghoul Ed Gein's Grave

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Murderous Ghoul Ed Gein's Grave

Located near the middle/center of the cemetery. Met a nice tourist there after we located the grave. Hopefully he wasn't plotting our death. Don't go at night, go with a buddy.

[Q Sands, 08/03/2021]

...a buddy who runs slower than you do.

Murderous Ghoul Ed Gein's Grave

Morbid people have been taking dirt from this monster's grave.

[Ron Renken, 06/13/2019]
Ed Gein's Hometown

I live in Plainfield. Ed Gein did not; he lived about seven miles out. There is nothing to see in Plainfield except the hardware store, and that's just a store. Sorry, but I'm so sick of people going in the graveyard (I live on the same road). Save your time. There's no headstone, just a hole from people taking dirt. This didn't happen all that long ago as time goes, so just be respectful. Thanks.

[Ck Carp, 07/03/2018]

Seasonal Gein grave marker.

Murderous Ghoul Ed Gein's Grave

Stopped on the way through and found a makeshift grave marker.

[Mandi, 09/14/2016]

Caretaker's shed.

Murderous Ghoul Ed Gein's Grave

The cemetery is still a little eerie. The door to the supply shed was ajar, but it was too spooky to peek inside.

[Amy, 09/06/2014]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Lickety Licious Fiberglass ConeLickety Licious Fiberglass Cone, Wild Rose, WI - 14 mi.
Ship RockShip Rock, Coloma, WI - 15 mi.
Ship Rock WaysideShip Rock Wayside, Friendship, WI - 15 mi.
In the region:
World's Largest Flamingo, Wisconsin Dells, WI - 44 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Wisconsin Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Arm of Stonewall Jackson, Fredericksburg, Virginia (Nov 22-28, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now