Shawshank State Prison
The Ohio State Reformatory
100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield, OH 44905
Open April 1-September 3 daily from 11AM-4PM.
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: picture at top of page, Frank C. Grace.