Shawshank Prison

Historic Ohio State Reformatory, Shawshank Museum & Bus Tours

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: The Extractors, Judas and the Black Messiah, and The Shawshank Redemption.  Notable YouTube videos filmed at the Reformatory include TrunkFest and Mr. Beast. (millions of 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!

Do time in the Shawshank Museum where you’ll immerse yourself in props, set pieces, costumes, and other treasures involved in the movie. And bring home souvenirs from the Museum Store, so you can relive your visit to the cherished movie site. Included in the admission price. As screenwriter and director of The Shawshank Redemption, Frank Darabont collected many posters and original artwork related to Shawshank. His collection now graces the hallways at OSR in the Frank and Rae Darabont Gallery Shawshank Collection.

Be sure to check out Brooks’ hotel room, Andy’s office, the Warden’s office, the fresh fish yellow line, the tunnel Andy crawled through to freedom, and so much more.  We don’t want to give away all the surprises!

Shawshank Bus Tours:  Tour the Shawshank Trail in style! Visit 10 local filming locations in 3 hours while being led by a professional guide. Included is a full 90 minute guided Hollywood Meets History walking tour of the Ohio State Reformatory. Total tour time – approximately 4.5 hours. If you are interested in booking the bus for a private group, please reach out to Ashleigh Ramey at

The Ohio State Reformatory

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

Hours:  Click HERE


Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours

General Admission: $25.00 self-guided tour.  Starting April 1, 2024:  $30 self-guided tour.

$5 additional for audio wand.

(discount for Students, Seniors, Military/First Responders)

Guided Tours

Guided Tours

General Admission Guided: $35.00 guided tour.  Starting April 1, 2024: $40.00 guided tour.

(discount for Students, Seniors, Military/First Responders)

Brooks room

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!