Mansfield Reformatory

Historic Site and Prison
100 Reformatory Rd (at St. Rt. 545), Mansfield, OH 44905, United States
Hours:
Open until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
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    Christy Creative
    This is where they filmed The Shawshank Redemption.(3 Tips)
    Michael Z.
    Take a tour or set up a time to spend the night and do a ghost hunt!(5 Tips)
    Adam C.
    As a Haunted House its BAD, I recommend doing the Ghost Hunt.(4 Tips)
    The City Mission
    The staff and volunteers here are great and the facility is amazing.(2 Tips)
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  • Joe P.

    Murder mystery dinner theatre

    Joe Puhl · February 15, 2014
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  • Brian K.

    Went for the "Haunted Prison Experience". Got a commercialized haunted house w/ props and people in your face. The prison was cool...the "Experience" was disappointing and lacked imagination.

    Brian Kimball · October 25, 2013
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  • Molly R.

    Definitely get the fast pass for this. It goes by so much faster

    Molly Rose · October 13, 2013
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  • Michael B.

    This third time investigating here. A couple of other investigating teams here as well. Not as active as we normally get

    Michael Buccilli · August 28, 2013
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  • Lon K.

    Be sure to take a guided tour to hear more interesting stories about the history and Hollywood of the reformatory!

    Lon Kuehn · July 19, 2013
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  • Tony P.

    Best place for Shawshank Redemption fans.

    Tony Pappas · April 26, 2013
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  • Michael Z.

    Is definite must visit in the heart of Ohio. Take a tour or set up a time to spend the night and do a ghost hunt! This place is amazing!

    Michael Zickefoose · April 24, 2013
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  • sasha w.

    Totally not worth the money! Bought tickets online and still waited over 2 hrs just to get into the place. Felt like I was being herded. Not many actors. Felt I paid to just look at the old jail!!!!!

    sasha williams · October 14, 2012
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  • Discover Ohio

    The Reformatory opened in 1896 and housed nearly 200,000 prisoners during its nearly 100 years of operation. Open for self-guided and group tours.

    Discover Ohio · October 10, 2012
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  • Haunt G.

    Awesome haunted attraction that goes through the prison! No other experience like this one!!

    Haunt Goddess · October 3, 2012
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  • Travel Channel

    In its 96-year history, more than 150,000 criminals were confined to the towering cell blocks of the Ohio Reformatory in Mansfield. Read more

    Travel Channel · April 9, 2012
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  • Christy Creative

    Great haunted house at Halloween! This is where they filmed The Shawshank Redemption.

    Christy Creative · February 1, 2012
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  • Discover Ohio

    Put yourself in wrongfully convicted prisoner Andy’s (Tim Robbins) shoes with a visit to the Ohio State Reformatory, the backdrop for the 1994 movie “The Shawshank Redemption.”

    Discover Ohio · November 9, 2011
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  • Adam C.

    As a Haunted House its BAD, I recommend doing the Ghost Hunt. More intimate and very affordable. $65 for you to wonder around on your own from 7pm to 5am. At 10pm the staff order pizza.

    Adam Cramer · October 24, 2011
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  • Corey H.

    Great fun, interesting decor, ladies beware...you scream they gun for you!

    Corey Holliday · October 9, 2011
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  • Troy D.

    2011 season was the best so far. Groups are more spread out and tour seemed to be longer about 1/2 an hour

    Troy Dunham · September 24, 2011
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  • Lockdown S.

    Opens Sept 24 $17 per person come for the prison experience

    Lockdown Sdcc · September 18, 2011
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  • Jess M.

    Probably my favorite I've been to nationwide. Extremely active. If ur female, be prepared. Also check out cell 44!

    Jess McGhee · August 5, 2011
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  • The City Mission

    The staff and volunteers here are great and the facility is amazing. We came for a photo/video shoot for our Inmate Outreach Services program and got some amazing images. Read more

    The City Mission · August 1, 2011
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  • Janice M.

    One of the most active places I've been. Highly recommend for any ghost hunter!!

    Janice Memory · April 16, 2011
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  • Mel S.

    Pay for the overnight Ghost Hunt. No long lines and very spooky. Reserve months ahead of time online.

    Mel So · March 26, 2011
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  • Tammy P.

    I have volunteered here over the past couple years and highly recommend you check it out!

    Tammy Puff · December 31, 2010
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  • Search C.

    Huge long wait every time. Attraction not at all worth the $ or time when people go thru rooms in swarms so the folks up front get spooked while everybody else watches behind. Best time is ghost tours

    Search Circus · November 1, 2010
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  • Lisa E.

    Bad long wait! Not worth the money! Bad haunted house!

    Lisa Edwards · October 10, 2010
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  • Lisa E.

    Real long wait!

    Lisa Edwards · October 10, 2010
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  • Brian K.

    Must do a ghost hunt here

    Brian Klein · July 10, 2010
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  • Lisa

    Take the two hour "ghost walk" only $15 and it a spooky experience. Read more

    Lisa · October 30, 2009
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