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Winter Tours Now Open!

The Historic Ohio State Reformatory is now open for Winter Tours!From Friday, November 23rd until Sunday, December 23rd (Thursdays through Sundays only), you can explore the halls and cells of the Reformatory. We will be open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and tickets will be $12 per person!Make sure to d Read More...

Winter Tours Now Open!

The Historic Ohio State Reformatory is now open for Winter Tours!Come explore the halls and cells of the Reformatory! We will be open Thursday - Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and tickets will be $15 per person.Make sure to dress warmly, as parts of the building are not heated! Read More...

Hello, welcome to the Reformatory

...ll block, he stated that the windows were broken and in the winter time inmates had to cover themselves with their mattresses- almost like a blanket. Read More...
Author: Shannon L.

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Death on a Legend

...A cholera epidemic struck behind the high gray walls in the winter of 1849, taking 121 lives of the 423 inmates confined there. On April 21, 1930, a fire broke out at 5:35 p.m., on the topmost tier of a six-deck cell block. Before the holocaust was brought under control, 322 of the 5,292 inmates w Read More...

Film and Television

...ormatory in February, 1996. Probably the coldest day of the winter; however, the shoot only took one day, and aired on the major music cable shows in May of 1996 (MTV, BET, The Box, etc). City Within a City Filmed by two guards from OSR in 1989, this 17 minute video captures various scenes of the Read More...

Article on The Ohio State Penn "Inside the Penn"

...lled before the Civil War. Blankets were issued only in the winter, and prisoners slept in their work clothes. Whipping was the major form of discipline until 1844, when public protests forced the substitution of more subtle but no less cruel disciplines. These included, during the 19th century, su Read More...

Closed until January 3rd.

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

So.........What Happens on a Ghost Hunt at OSR?

...l.If you’re a glutton for punishment in the winter there is an “Extreme Ghost Hunt&rdquo...r.  If you’ve ever experienced an Ohio winter it can be 20 degrees above zero or 20 degre...p; THIS GUY!  I think I had every article of winter clothing on possible to stay warm. The Read More...

Blast from the Past!

...l.If you’re a glutton for punishment in the winter there is an “Extreme Ghost Hunt&rdquo...r.  If you’ve ever experienced an Ohio winter it can be 20 degrees above zero or 20 degre...p; THIS GUY!  I think I had every article of winter clothing on possible to stay warm. The Read More...

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