Shawshank State Prison
The Ohio State Reformatory
100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield, OH 44905
Open April 1-September 1 daily from 11AM-4PM.
February 5-March 27, 2017 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-4PM. Excluding March 19 and 26, 2017.
Closed major holidays
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 in picture at top, 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 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!
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.