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Shawshank State Prison

Shawshank State Prison

The Ohio State Reformatory

 100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield, OH 44905
OhioStateReformatory.org
(419) 522-2644

Open April 1-September 3 daily from 11AM-4PM.
Closed major holidays 

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ABOUT THE SITE

Your Shawshank Trail begins at the famous Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. This building is one of the top five castle resembling structures in the country! The Reformatory is home to the world's tallest freestanding steel cell block, consisting of six tiers, 12 ranges, and 600 cells. Four major motion pictures have been filmed here including Tango and Cash, Harry and Walter Go To New York, Air Force One, and of course The Shawshank Redemption. 

The building lives as a grand architectural achievement with large granite pillars and elegant construction within over 250,000 square feet. With its variety of architectural styles like Victorian Gothic, Richardsonian Romanesque, and Queen Anne, The Ohio State Reformatory is something you have to see to believe! *Photo credit: picture at top of page, Frank C. Grace.

SHAWSHANK TRAIL FUN FACT

In the movie, The Ohio State Reformatory was used as a fictional penitentiary set in New England as the Shawshank State Prison. On this first stop of The Shawshank Trail, take the Hollywood Tour! See Warden Norton's office, Andy's office and the Parole Board room. Walk through Brooks' hotel room to see a special surprise from the movie on display. You can even see Andy Dufresne's escape tunnel!

WHAT'S NEARBY? 

After you finish your tour of The Ohio State Reformatory, you've most likely worked up an appetite. We suggest heading over to Olivesburg General Store just up the road for more Shawshank fun!

See the original lights used in the movie and satisfy your sweet tooth with a yummy Shawshank Sundae. Made with a warm brownie, ice cream, hot fudge, and more this dessert will set the tone for the rest of your journey.  

 

TOUR THE PRISON

 

REFORMATORY

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

General Admission $12.00 
Students (Ages 7-17), Seniors (AGES 60+)
College ID and Military $10.00

GUIDED TOURS

GUIDED TOURS

(Offered only on Saturday & Sunday, June 1-September 3)

General Admission $17.00           
Students (Ages 7-17), Seniors (AGES 60+)
College ID, and Military $15.00

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