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Ghostly History of OSR

...the bloodiest single incident in the old prison's history occurred outside it's walls. In July 1948,...less conversation from beyond the grave. Back to History »...on from beyond the grave. Back to History » Read More...

Camp Bartley: A History of Imprisonment

                                In the years prior to OSR’s construction, the land it now occupies had a different purpose: an Army camp during the Civil War. However, it was Read More...

The History of MRPS

...cility, including the original electric chair....nding serves as interesting bookends to the OSR's history: insufficient money slowed construction, a...s facility, including the original electric chair. Read More...

Tale of Two Cities: The Journey from OSR to ManCI

...ted by the governor selected Mansfield as the site Back to History » Read More...

Civil War Soldiers Trained at OSR

...hio it took 16 railroad cars to transport the men. Back to History » Read More...

Archives

The Archives department is responsible for the cataloging and displaying of items connected to the Reformatory's history. In addition to the preservation of artifacts, oral histories are also collected. For further information on the Archives department, contact Rebecca Mckinnell at becky@mrps.org. Read More...

The Ohio Penitentiary

...oject. The future of the Pen site remains unknown. Back to History » Read More...

The Ohio State Reformatory Experience

... Stroll the halls and visit the cells of some of history's toughest criminals. Tour the intact set ...iful Romanesque architecture, take a walk through history — here at The Ohio State Reformatory...ry — here at The Ohio State Reformatory. Read More...

Isaac Webb Memorial Scholarship

...seniors interested in pursuing higher education in English, history, and/or law enforcement. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for eligibility.  Mail completed application, recommendation, and current transcript to the address provided below.  Recommendation and transcript should be in sea Read More...

Store

The museum store at the historic Ohio State Reformatory features hundreds of unique items commemorating this remarkable building, The Shawshank Redemption, the haunted history of the reformatory, and the people who lived and worked here. You’ll be able to find a gift for everyone as well a Read More...

Tours

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Tours

...te...dependently and at your own pace. Learn about the history of the facility and the many unique Holly...nbsp;   GUIDED TOURS Learn about the rich history of the Reformatory from a knowledgeable to Read More...

Top 10 Sites to See at the Reformatory

...e the Ohio State Reformatory is notorious for its history with welcoming celebrities to our doors, i...nting to see objects that are a large part of the history of OSR.  6. Air Force One Gat... for yourself with our guided tours on Sundays!. Read More...

Paranormal Programs at Mansfield Reformatory

   Visit one of the most famous haunted prisons in America. Buy Tickets Now    Read More...

The Ohio State Reformatory
100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield, OH 44905
Phone: (419) 522-2644 • Email: info@mrps.org

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