Tour Bus Visits



Groups larger than 20 qualify for private, guided tours of the Reformatory at a reduced rate. Reservations are required at least 2 weeks prior to your planned arrival.

  • Group rates start at $240 for 20 or fewer people.
  • Additional participants may be added at a rate of $12 per person up to 100 people.  
  • Tour Bus parking is available at no additional fee during the Tour Season*.
  • Group rates are only available Monday-Friday 8am-3pm. Saturday and Sunday groups are subject to the full rate of a guided tour at $17 per person.

The Reformatory does house many sets of stairs, therefore, some parts of the Reformatory will be unavailable to those requiring handicap accessibility.  The building is equipped with a chair lift, which provides access to the Museums & Museum Store areas. Handicapable patrons, as well as those with limited mobility, may ask for a customized “Cell Block Tour” of the ground level of the East and West Cell Blocks, the Bull Pen, Mini-Bullpen, Central Guard Room, Lower East Diagonal, & Solitary Confinement.**

Group tours can be arranged by telephone or email. Please contact Josh at 419.522.2644  to arrange your groups visit or email with your top 3 choices in dates and times.

  • *Free Parking not applicable to Halloween or special events. 
  • **Special tours must be requested in advance.

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.