Photo Tours

Visitors are encouraged to bring a camera along when they visit the Reformatory so that they may capture the splendor and grand history of this magnificent structure. While hand cameras are permitted on the self-guided and guided tours, additional equipment such as tripods, lighting accessories, monopods, selfie-sticks and easels, are considered part of the Photo Tour option, which can be purchased at an additional fee.


Photographers who attend during tour hours must observe the following conditions:

  • Do not block tour routes. Allow guests on the tour route to move through at their convenience.
  • Do not remove or relocate chains or other barricades. Access to limited areas may be granted for a specific time if prearranged.
  • No models or props are permitted without permission.
  • Nudity, semi-nudity, and other explicit subject matter are not permitted at the Reformatory.

April 1- September 1 Photo Tours can be arranged as follows:

Monday- Friday   9am -1pm

Individual Photographer  $150

Groups of 20* or less   $1200

*Each additional person beyond the first 20 is an additional $60 per person.

*Groups of 20 or less may book a weekday rental between 4pm-9pm if space is available.


Saturday and Sunday 8am-Noon

Individual Photographer  $150

Group of 25 or less    $1500

* Each additional person beyond the first 25 is an additional $60 per person.

*Groups of 40 or less may book a weekend rental between 4pm-9pm for $2400 is space is available.

**Student photographers who present a valid college ID or who book with a college or university are given a discounted rate of $25 per student for 4 hours.

Please email to arrange your Photo Tour at the Ohio State Reformatory.


Click here for Photo and Film Guidelines.

Click here for Photography Waiver and Agreement.