Mansfield Reformatory

Building, Monument / Landmark, and General Travel
100 Reformatory Rd (at St. Rt. 545), Mansfield, OH 44905
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  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
  • Wed
    • None
  • Thu
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
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29 Tips

People talk about:

  • "... the night and do a ghost hunt! This place is amazing!" (4 tips)
  • "... the 1994 movie “The Shawshank Redemption.”" (3 tips)
  • "As a Haunted House its BAD, I recommend doing the Ghost Hunt...." (4 tips)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Christy Creative

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

    Christy Creative · February 1, 2012
  • Jess M.

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

    Jess M. · August 5, 2011
  • Mel S.

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

    Mel S. · March 26, 2011
  • Corey H.

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

    Corey H. · October 9, 2011
  • 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
  • Janice M.

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

    Janice M. · April 16, 2011
  • Tammy P.

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

    Tammy P. · December 31, 2010
  • 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 C. · November 1, 2010
  • Tony P.

    Best place for Shawshank Redemption fans.

    Tony P. · April 26, 2013
  • 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 C. · October 24, 2011
  • 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 D. · September 24, 2011
  • Lisa

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

    Lisa · October 30, 2009
  • Joe P.

    Murder mystery dinner theatre

    Joe P. · February 15
  • 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 K. · October 25, 2013
  • Molly R.

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

    Molly R. · October 13, 2013
  • Michael B.

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

    Michael B. · August 28, 2013
  • Lon K.

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

    Lon K. · July 19, 2013
  • 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 Z. · April 24, 2013
  • 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 w. · October 14, 2012
  • Haunt G.

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

    Haunt G. · October 3, 2012
  • The J.

    I got lost and couldn't find Cartman

    The J. · September 5, 2012
  • Geof D.

    A great place to visit for Halloween. Just get there early or you will be standing in line for a couple of hours...

    Geof D. · November 26, 2011
  • Lockdown S.

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

    Lockdown S. · September 18, 2011
  • Lisa E.

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

    Lisa E. · October 10, 2010
  • Lisa E.

    Real long wait!

    Lisa E. · October 10, 2010
  • Brian K.

    Must do a ghost hunt here

    Brian K. · July 10, 2010

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