Tours

Discover The Ohio State Reformatory 

There’s a tour to match your passions, no matter what brings you here. Explore the OSR’s 250,000 square feet through self-guided tours on your own or with an audio wand. 

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Self-Guided tours are currently available. »

Guided tours are available. » 

NEW! Virtual Guided tours are coming soon. »

Tickets & Admission

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   Adult (18 & up)$25$35
   Students (ages 7-17)$23$33
   Seniors (ages 55+)$23$33
   College ID/Military$23$33
   Youth (6 and under)FreeFree
   Audio Wand$5 N/A
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Self-Guided Tours

Explore the prison independently and at your own pace. Learn about the history of the facility and the many unique Hollywood and paranormal connections through our audio wand*, which works in conjunction with your self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours

* Audio wands are suggested one per person due to their low volume and close listening.

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Guided Tours 

Choose from one (or more!) of the guided tours below to learn about the rich history of the reformatory from a knowledgeable tour guide. 

Tour Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours

Currently Booking Private Guided Tours

Monday - Thursday 11:30AM and 2:30PM
Starting at $300 per group.   
Requires a 2 day advance notice to book. 

Call or email Ashleigh Ramey to schedule and for more information! (419) 522-2644 or ashleigh@mrps.org


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Hollywood Meets History Tour

Now Available for Online Booking! 

Explore the reformatory’s historical prison timeline alongside the equally iconic, fictional story of Andy Dufresne from the 1994 film, The Shawshank Redemption. Tour also includes information on the warden’s living quarters and other films and music videos filmed onsite.

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Beyond the Bars Tour

Now Available for Online Booking!

Access the areas of the Reformatory not open to the general public. The tour includes the West Attic, stories of inmate punishment, the “yard” where Andy and Red would sit and talk, the sub-basement, and the inner workings of The Ohio State Reformatory.

Note: Ages 8+. This tour includes extensive stair climbing, heights, curved/narrow stairways, and temperature fluctuations. Due to the physical nature of this tour and the mature topics discussed all participants must be at least 8 years old.

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Inmate Confessions Tour

(Available) 

Learn about life behind bars from tour guide Michael Humphrey, who spent 14 months here in the late 1960s. Michael leads you through a normal day for an inmate and shares stories that have stuck with him all these years.

Note: This tour contains adult themes and is intended for a mature audience. Children under the age of 13 are not permitted on the Life of an Inmate Tour. Please be advised that this tour contains strong language, graphic descriptions of violence and abuse, themes of injustice, cruelty, and inhumane treatment of prisoners. If you become uncomfortable with the content of this tour, please inform a staff member and they will escort you to your preferred location of The Ohio State Reformatory.

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Shawshank Bus Tour

(Currently Unavailable) 

Tour the Shawshank Trail in style! Visit 11 filming locations in 3 hours while being led by a professional guide. Finish with a walking tour of Shawshank Prison using Andy's entrance. 

Note: Children under the age of 13 are not permitted on the Shawshank Bus Tour. Please be advised that this tour is rain or shine. The minimum number of guests is 6 and the maximum is 12. The total tour duration is 4.5 hours. This tour is available Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

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Dates, Discounts, and Tour Information


STUDENT, SENIOR, AND MILITARY DISCOUNTS

A $2.00 discount will be given to any sort of student, Senior Citizens 55 or older, and any person in the Military or a Military Veteran. Children 6 & under are free. 

SAME DAY DISCOUNT

We offer a same day discount for multiple tours.  A second tour on the same day is only $15 per person! Admission to our guided tour also includes access to the self-guided tour route.

Members of the Preservation Society receive a discount on admission.

*Abbreviated tours only available only are offered September & October due to Halloween, several areas of the building will be unavailable for viewing. ($6 discount during this time) 




TOUR SEASON:

Spring, Summer, Fall*, Winter

April 1st - October 3rd
11AM - 4PM
Open: 7 Days a Week 

October 4th - March 31st 
11AM - 4PM
Open:  Thursday - Sunday 

CLOSED FOR TOURS

No tours will be offered on the following dates in 2021:

COMING SOON // Virtual Guided Tours


Virtual Guided Tours

COMING SOON

Virtually guided tours will be offered and available for purchase through Amazon! You'll be able to experience The Ohio State Reformatory from the comfort of your home but with a guide walking you virtually through the experience so you don't miss a thing! 

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

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The Ohio State Reformatory is open 7 days a week* from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm! 

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(*Closed on some holidays, including Easter, Memorial Day, and Labor Day- please see calendar for details!) 

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