Paranormal Programs

Explore the darker side of the Reformatory's history.

The Paranormal Program at the Ohio State Reformatory provides a unique way to experience the building's macabre history. Most of the paranormal programs are conducted in the evening with the guidance of a knowledgeable tour guide.  The Paranormal Program includes Public Ghost Hunts, Private Paranormal Investigations, Ghost Walks, Ghost Hunt Classes, and Special Paranormal Events.  Ghost hunting equipment, books, and merchandise are available through our Museum Store. 

Guests attending a Ghost Walk MUST be 13 years old.

Guests attending a Ghost Hunt MUST be 18 years old.

Guests 18 and older MUST bring a valid photo ID. Guests 13-17 years old MUST provide a photo ID or proof of age, like a birth certificate (this can be scanned or photographed) or a grade card. 

Guests who fail to provide photo ID or proof of age may be denied entry. 

Public Ghost Hunts For ages 18+

OSR offers a unique collaboration of ghost hunting skill levels with the public hunts. 

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Private Paranormal Investigation For ages 18+

Groups and professional ghost hunters will enjoy the exclusivity of a private event. 

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Ghost Walks For ages 13+

Let our guides fill you with stories of hauntings and horror as they lead you through the prison in the dark.

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Ghost Hunt Classes For ages 13+

Interested in understanding the field of paranormal investigating better? Try various forms of ghost hunting equipment while professional investigators instruct you on the world and culture of ghost hunting.

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For more information on our paranormal programs, please email Hallie Statham-Kitzler:


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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.