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Closed Labor Day (Monday, September 3rd)

August 27, 2018

The Historic Ohio State Reformatory will be closed on Monday, September 3rd 2018, for Labor Day. We will be re-open on the 4th, with our abbreviated tours.

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New Fall Tours- Haunted Halls of OSR!

August 7, 2018

We will be open this fall for self-guided tours.

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Closed July 13th, 14th, and 15th for INKcarceration!

By Hallie Statham   |  July 5, 2018

Closed 7/13, 7/14, 7/15.

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Closed July 4th.

July 1, 2018

Closed July 4th.

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Closed March 31st and April 1st.

By Hallie Statham   |  March 16, 2018

We will be closed on March 31st and April 1st.

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Get a Ghost? Share Your Evidence!

December 6, 2017

Have you recently captured something supernatural at the Ohio State Reformatory? Prove it!

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Haunted? Really? The Skeptic’s Guide to Paranormal Activity

November 29, 2017

What does a genuine paranormal experience look like? We asked one of the enthusiasts. Molly Cabrera is the Program Coordinator at the Ohio State Reformatory, the famous site of a multitude of compelling ghost sightings.

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SHOCKING PROOF of 10 Real-Life Ghost Stories at an Ohio Prison

November 22, 2017

From the suicides of desperate inmates to the mysterious death of the prison superintendent’s wife, death was a constant within the Ohio State Reformatory’s walls for decades. Here are some of the prison’s most famous residents… some of whom you might meet when you visit.

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Escape from Blood Prison

By Hallie Statham   |  October 5, 2017

Think you can ESCAPE FROM BLOOD PRISON?

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Camp Bartley: A History of Imprisonment

By Hallie Statham   |  October 5, 2017

Before there was the Ohio State Reformatory, there was Camp Bartley...

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Paranormal Program

By Hallie Statham   |  October 5, 2017

New and exciting changes to our Paranormal Program starting in 2018!

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November and Beyond

By Hallie Statham   |  October 5, 2017

A look ahead at what's to come at the Ohio State Reformatory...

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Closed for the Season...

September 7, 2017

We are closed for the season!

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From the Archives

June 19, 2017

Pipe manufactured by The Akron Smoking Company found during the restoration process of the West Administrative Wing of the Ohio State Reformatory.

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The History of MRPS

June 19, 2017

The History of MRPS...rescuing the Ohio State Reformatory from planned demolition

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Restoration Updates

June 19, 2017

The restoration of the assistant warden's living quarters, also known as Warden Norton's office in the Shawshank Redemption, was finalized in May of 2017.

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Opening Soon: Ohio Corrections Museum featuring the original Ohio State electric chair

June 5, 2017

The Ohio State Penitentiary Museum, including the original electric chair, will be opening soon! Check back for the opening date!

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Guest Blogger: Shay Mock

October 18, 2015

This week's guest post comes from Shay Mock:On 03-27-15 we had a private investigation (Ghosts-R-Us). My husband joined my group for this. He wanted to see the locatio

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Guest Blogger: Dawn Lewis

October 11, 2015

Our first guest blog post is from Dawn Lewis:I first visited OSR in August 2015. It was a spur of the moment trip on a Friday. I had read a little about OSR but did no

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Haunted Prison Experience

September 27, 2015

This week marked the first Haunted Prison Experience: The Witching Hour. We were so excited to see everyone come out and have such a good time. If you missed this weekend

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Calling all Guest bloggers!

September 20, 2015

Remember to submit your guest blog posts. We love to hear feedback and experiences from our fans.

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Be our Guest(writer)!

September 13, 2015

If you are interested in writing a guest blog post for us, please message us on Facebook with your entry, and you may find yourself here.

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Give us your Feedback!

September 6, 2015

The updates to all of our social media is well underway! Don’t forget to keep in touch with us throughout this process. We love and value all feedback!

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Thank you!

August 30, 2015

This past weekend was full of excitement and fun for everybody. We thank all who came out to visit us. Please stop by again soon.

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Exciting Events

August 23, 2015

Exciting events have been happening at OSR. Many people participated in the ghost hunts and walks this past weekend. These events will be continued to be offered througho

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Blast from the Past!

August 16, 2015

Why not take a blast from the past? Remember this entry by our very own Tom. He tells us what really happens on a Ghost Hunt. www.mrps.org website, there is only one Gh

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Hello, everybody!

August 9, 2015

Hello, everybody!It is an exciting time to be here at OSR. In the coming months, we are proud to be launching a new social media campaign. This includes sweepstak

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Hello, welcome to the Reformatory

By Shannon L.   |  July 10, 2013

I had such an interesting experience in the gift shop today. I like the fact that as curator, I get to be the first person to talk with patrons as they enter our facility

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Walk the same halls as history's most infamous prisoners. Immerse yourself into the foundation that formed The Shawshank Redemption. Whether you're hunting for the paranormal or simply looking to tour the beautiful architecture, you can find it here at The Ohio State Reformatory.