The Ohio State Reformatory Experience | Mansfield, Ohio

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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Tour the Reformatory

Choose from themed tours
or take a self-guided tour.
Tours >>

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Relive The Shawshank Redemption

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

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Encounter the Paranormal

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

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Facts of the Reformatory

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

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Listen to Stories

Hear stories about the past, present, and future of the Ohio State Reformatory.
Stories >>

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Become a Member

Support the preservation by joining our membership today.
Membership >>

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Explore the Museum Store

Capture and carry with you the spirit of the Reformatory.

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Reformatory News & Updates

Gift Cards Are Now Available!

Gift Cards Are Now Available!

We are excited to announce that gift cards are now available online and on-site!


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The Ohio State Reformatory
100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield, OH 44905
Phone: (419) 522-2644 • Email:

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Copyright © 2024 The Ohio State Reformatory Preservation Society. All rights reserved.

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

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

Announcing our first Shawshank 30th Anniversary Raffle!
Who wants to win a one-of-a-kind, 30" tall, bronze sculpture of Andy and Red?
Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture has designed a bronze sculpture to honor The Shawshank Redemption and one lucky fan is going to get to go home with it at the end of the Shawshank 30th weekend. Buy one ticket, buy 100 tickets, that's up to you, but you don't want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. Tickets available using the QR code in the image or at the following link:
All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society and go towards furthering the restoration of The Ohio State Reformatory.

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 *Except major holidays, like Labor Day, and some blackout dates.  Please see calendar.