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As a self-sustaining non-profit, we are entirely funded by our daytime historical tour program, paranormal programs, donations, and special events. All revenue we receive goes directly into the maintenance and restoration of our historic building.

Donate online, or download and print the donation form and mail to:

Ohio State Reformatory
Attn: Donations
100 Reformatory Rd
Mansfield, OH 44905

Make the most of your gift. Your company may offer a matching gift program when you donate to the Preservation Society. 

West Cell Block Restoration Program Sponsorships Available Now

We are embarking on a 3-5 year journey to fully restore the West Cell Block. We are offering a unique opportunity to sponsor a cell. Your donation will ensure that the West Cell Block can return to its former grandeur and a plaque with your name on it, in your chosen cell, will show everyone that you contributed to the historical renovations. We only have 320 cells, so there is very limited availability – don’t wait!

Other Ways to Give

Amnesty for Artifacts

Have an item related to The Ohio State Reformatory or to the movies filmed here? We’d love to add them to our collection! Bring your item to your next OSR visit, and in exchange, you will receive 2 free tour tickets. All items are tax deductible; submit a donation form during your visit to receive a receipt for your donation.

Embrace the Past Brick Program

Purchase a custom engraved brick to be placed in our entryway courtyard and share in the rich history The Ohio State Reformatory has enjoyed.

  • 4”x 8” brick with up to 3 lines and 20 characters per line: $100
  • 8”x 8” brick with up to 6 lines and 20 characters per line: $200
  • 8”x 8” corporate brick with a logo: $400

Your gift will preserve this historic courtyard as a lasting monument and secure it for future generations.