The Ohio State Reformatory Virtual Tour - Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society


Now visit the Historic Ohio State Reformatory 

From anywhere in the world

Renowned not only for its educational value as an architectural wonder, a former prison, and museum, but for its contribution to pop culture, its paranormal experiences, and special events, The Ohio State Reformatory now offers stunning, 360-degree virtual tours.


Now, you can experience the glory and the splendor – the thrills and the chills -- from anywhere in the world! Get a 24-hour pass for just $5. Or secure exclusive year-round access as a supporting Member of the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society.

Virtual Tour Experience

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Annual Membership Starting at $29Purchase a 24-hour Pass for $5

Experience Real-Life Thrills on Your Virtual Tour

  • Learn our colorful history inside 2 complete museums
  • Get stunning views of the prison's amazing architecture
  • Explore the intact set of The Shawshank Redemption
  • Do time in tiny, former maximum-security prison cells
  • Wander the spooky & spectacular former residences
  • Sense the true  presence of the paranormal... and more

Glide through empty offices, darkened hallways, storied bedrooms, sinister cell blocks, brutal basements, creepy attics, and historic movie and music-video locations -- all from the comfort (and safety) of home.

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Virtual Tours: Two Ways to Wander:

  • Get a 24-hour pass OR unlimited yearly access via MRPS Membership
    • See historical artifacts, visit classic movie sets, 
tour haunted hallways, plus…

    • Get exclusive access to updated, evolving content: videos, insights, facts, and information during each tour experience

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Virtual Tour Scavenger Hunt

Follow clues to find hidden objects, answer OSR trivia, and earn a chance to win the Annual Giveaway, with prizes worth over 5K! To participate in the contest please download the official OSR Scavenger Hunt PDF (link below).

Download Scavenger Hunt

To enter, fill out the entry form of all 25 questions, and contact information. Incomplete or illegible forms will not be valid for entry. Entries are limited to one per activation code or membership code. Must be 18 and up to participate. All entries must be received by December 15th, 2021. Winners will be announced on December 31st, 2021. All correct forms will be placed in the prize drawing. All prize packages are non-negotiable.

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

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

$19 per person for self-guided tours (Labor Day-November 17th), $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.