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The Ohio State Reformatory is closed from July 15th-July 23rd for the Inkcarceration Tattoo & Music Festival. We will re-open for tours on Wednesday, July 24th at 11am.

History. Redemption. Legacy.

Experience the beauty, hope, and restoration of the Ohio State Reformatory.

Everyone Who Visits Comes Away
With Their Own Reformatory Story.
Start Yours Now…

Experience firsthand the history and legacy of the Ohio State Reformatory, a building with countless stories that range from terrifying and tragic to inspiring and hopeful. Come learn about our history while creating your own Reformatory Story.

Choose an Adventure

Decide what your visit will look like by choosing one or more of our customizable tours or experiences.

Select Your Date

Don’t miss out! Book your tour or experience to ensure your spot is reserved. We often fill up, so don’t wait.

Embrace the Past

As you enter the gates, the striking architecture marks the beginning of your memorable visit.

Tell Your Story

Whether it involves Shawshank, the paranormal, or a historical deep dive, share your unforgettable experience.


Offered Tours

Tour all 250,000 square feet of the prison and learn about its history, Hollywood connections, and paranormal activity.

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Follow in the footsteps of Andy and Red by exploring the filming site of The Shawshank Redemption— IMDb’s all-time highest-rated film.


Whether you want to hunt for ghosts or be haunted by them, you’re in the right place!

Keep an eye on our calendar so you never miss out on any harrowing happenings here.

Partner with us in preserving this historic facility by purchasing a membership today.

Find the perfect gift for the film buff, ghost hunter, and/or history lover in your life.

The Ohio State Reformatory As Seen On 

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