This isn’t your typical movie tour experience. The Shawshank Trail is truly one of a kind for movie fans. You can start where you want and end where you want because you’re in the drivers seat of this self-guided driving tour! The Trail was made for people who love the movie just as much as you do. It’s as if you stepped right into the movie with each of the 15 filming sites you visit. Make a weekend out of your adventure with your friends and family and grab some food for the road at one of the souvenir sites along the Trail.

Share Your Excitement

As you travel along The Shawshank Trail, we’d love to see all of the fun you’re having! Connect with us on Facebook, X (Twitter), Pinterest, Instagram and you may just see it on our site.

Enhance Your Experience

Each of the 15 filming sites has a uniqueness to it that you can’t afford to miss. Check out our Shawshank Videos and Podcasts for not only an overview of what each site has to offer, but you can use them as a guide while you’re on the Trail along with your brochure!

History of the Trail

The Shawshank Trail was created by Destination Mansfield – Richland County in 2008 for you, The Shawshank Redemption fan! As the popularity of the movie grew and visitors from all around the world began asking the location of film sites, we ‘got busy’ with our first Trail brochure.  We, along with fellow Trail sites, created the celebrations of the 20-Year Reunion in 2013, the 20th Anniversary in 2014, the 25th Anniversary in 2019 and the upcoming 30th Anniversary August 9-11, 2024.  See pictures from past celebrations HERE.

The hope and friendship of The Shawshank Redemption movie lives on . . . through the fans, in these pages and all around the world. And like Andy said to Red, “No good thing ever dies.”