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The Ohio State Reformatory Experience

Stroll the halls and visit the cells of some of history's toughest criminals. Tour the intact set of world’s favorite movie, The Shawshank Redemption . Whether you're reliving scenes from classic films, hunting for the paranormal, or basking in beautiful Romanesque architecture, take a walk through history — here at The Ohio State Reformatory.

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Explore the filming site of the world’s top-rated movie. Shawshank >>

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Hunt the prison with our team of paranormal experts. Ghost Hunts >>

Facts of the Reformatory

This famous prison is made of legends. Discover its storied past. About the Prison >>

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Dining & lodging, history/about, the ohio state reformatory 100 reformatory rd, mansfield, oh 44905 phone: (419) 522-2644 • email:  [email protected].

The Ohio State Reformatory is open 11am-4pm Thursday through Sunday.

$25 per person for self-guided tours, $35 per person for guided tours.

The tour route is adjusted Labor Day-November 17th due to the Blood Prison Haunted House setup. A $6 discount will be offered on self-guided tickets during this time. Guided tours will still be 90-minutes long and are still full-price, but the tour visits different areas than normal. There is no access to solitary confinement, the ground floor of the cell blocks, the showers, or the bullpen. If you want full access to the tour route, please plan to attend outside of this window.

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Admission to the Ohio State Reformatory is approx. $25/person for self-guided tours and $35/person for guided tours.

  • Open: Daily tours offered April 1 – September 1 from 11am – 4pm. Limited hours & days from Sept – Apr.
  • Location: ( Map It ) 100 Reformatory Road in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-522-2644
  • Web: https://www.mrps.org/

Click here to read an in-depth multimedia article about the Ohio State Reformatory (Shawshank Prison), including plenty of photos and videos.

Ohio State Reformatory (OSR) in Mansfield was showcased in the epic movie Shawshank Redemption.  The “Shawshank Prison” offers a variety of tours in the intermediate state prison that was known as the Ohio State Reformatory.  A Hollywood tour involves many of the most famous sites from the movie including the tunnel Andy Dufresne dug to escape. The historic prison is also said to be haunted, and the museum offers ghost hunts with the help of professional ghost hunters.


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September 29 – october 29 , fridays, saturdays, & sundays, gates open at 6:45 pm, limited admission, tickets are sold online only the event can sell out, ohio’s only haunted prison experience.

Escape from Blood Prison is a harrowing walk through the unrelenting horrors of the Ohio State Reformatory—the state’s notoriously haunted prison. In this unsettling space where paranormal activity abounds, hear the ear-splitting wail of the warden’s widow. Encounter the frightening phantasms of maniacal inmates and deformed guards in the world’s largest free-standing steel cell block. Descend into the suffocating blackness of The Hole.

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