Shawshank Prison

The Historic Ohio State Reformatory

Masks are required to enter and tour The Ohio State Reformatory.

Your Shawshank Trail begins at the famous Historic 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. Major motion pictures have been filmed here including Tango and Cash, Harry and Walter Go To New York, Air Force One, Escape Plan 3: Devil’s Station and The Shawshank Redemption.  Notable YouTube videos filmed at the Reformatory include TrunkFest and Mr. Beast. (over 22 million views), as well as Buzzfeed and the Science Channel.

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!

The Ohio State Reformatory

100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield, OH 44905
(419) 522-2644


April 1-November 29: Daily, 11AM-4PM
Closed major holidays

Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours

General Admission: $25.00 self-guided tour.

$5 additional for audio wand.

$2 discount for seniors, college ID, military, and those aged 13 and below. 

$12 for groups of 20 or more.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Guided Tours are currently unavailable at this time due to COVID-19.

General Admission Guided: $30.00 guided tour.

$5 additional for audio wand.

Students (Ages 7-17), Seniors (Ages 60+), College ID, and Military: $28.00

Shawshank Trail Fun Fact

The Ohio State Reformatory starred in the movie as Maine’s fictional Shawshank State Prison. Do time in the Shawshank Museum: five rooms of props, costumes, set pieces, and other treasures from the film. Also see the safe in Warden Norton’s office, Red’s Parole Board room, Andy’s escape tunnels, and more. You can even take a photo with your favorite Shawshank character from the movie!