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Now open Thursdays through Sundays!

September 30, 2019

The Ohio State Reformatory is now open for abbreviated guided and self-guided tours!

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NOW OFFERING! SHAWSHANK BUS TOURS

June 7, 2019

Shawshank Bus Tours

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The Shawshank Super-Fan Contest!

April 19, 2019

Shawshank 25 Super-Fan contest!

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CLOSED TUESDAY APRIL 30TH

April 10, 2019

Closed April 30th, 2019

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Click here to buy Shawshank 25 tickets!

March 22, 2019

Click here to buy Shawshank 25 tickets!

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Shawshank 25 Event Info!

March 20, 2019

Four Major Events: On sale this Friday at 3:00 p.m.

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New for 2019: Para-Psy-Con

By Hallie Statham   |  March 7, 2019

Para-Psy-Con, new for 2019!

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Keywords: paranormal

CLOSED THIS WEEKEND

By Hallie Statham   |  January 30, 2019

Due the extreme weather and dangerously low wind-chills expected this weekend, the Ohio State Reformatory will be closed this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the safety of our guests and our staff. Guests who've purchased tickets already w

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Winter Tours Now Open!

January 11, 2019

The Historic Ohio State Reformatory is now open for Winter Tours!

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Closed until January 3rd.

December 26, 2018

The Ohio State Reformatory will be closed until January 3rd, when we reopen for our winter tours.

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Winter Tours Now Open!

By Hallie Statham   |  November 23, 2018

The Historic Ohio State Reformatory is now open for Winter Tours!

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Closed until November 23rd....

By Hallie Statham   |  November 5, 2018

We are currently closed until November 23rd.

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Keywords: closed

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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Keywords: closed

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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Keywords: closed

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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Keywords: closed, easter, event

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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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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Paranormal Program

By Hallie Statham   |  October 5, 2017

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

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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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Escape from Blood Prison

By Hallie Statham   |  October 5, 2017

Think you can ESCAPE FROM BLOOD PRISON?

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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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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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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.