Experience Shawshank - Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society

After years of loving it,
get busy living it. 

Go on location and tour the intact set of the 1994 classic, The Shawshank Redemption, the movie IMDB users call "the best film of all time."

Relive the timeless story of Andy and Red with other fans from around the world. Enjoy a life-changing experience at The Ohio State Reformatory—where you’ll find that hope really is a good thing, maybe the best of things. 



Tour Shawshank:

Hollywood’s Favorite Prison

As you walk where the actors walked, you can recreate moments from the film. And take a guided tour to hear behind-the-scenes stories about the making of "the world’s favorite movie."

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Director Frank Darabont and his wife Rae enjoyed their tour of the Shawshank Museum, August 17, 2019.

Do Time in the Shawshank Museum 

Immerse yourself in props, set pieces, costumes, and other treasures involved in the making of the Oscar-nominated film. And bring home exclusive, Shawshank merchandise from the Museum Store, so you can relive your visit to the cherished movie site.


Travel the Shawshank Trail

Start your Shawshank journey at OSR, then visit all 15 sites along the trail. You'll find yourself so excited, you'll barely be able to sit still or hold a thought in your head. 

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Get busy planning your "escape." Join fans from around the world and feel the thrill and wonder inside Shawshank State Prison.



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

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Copyright © 2023 The Ohio State Reformatory Preservation Society. All rights reserved.

The Ohio State Reformatory is open 11am-4pm daily.

$25 per person for self-guided tours, $35 per person for guided tours.

The tour route is adjusted Labor Day-November 17th due to the Blood Prison Haunted House setup. A $6 discount will be offered on self-guided tickets during this time. Guided tours will still be 90-minutes long and are still full-price, but the tour visits different areas than normal. There is no access to solitary confinement, the ground floor of the cell blocks, the showers, or the bullpen. If you want full access to the tour route, please plan to attend outside of this window.

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 *Except major holidays, like Labor Day, and some blackout dates.  Please see calendar.