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Ohio State Reformatory, Mansfield

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Must see · Ghost / Vampire Tour · Historical Tour
The Ohio State Reformatory (OSR), also known as the Mansfield Reformatory, is a historic prison located in Mansfield, Ohio in the United States. It was built between 1886 and 1910 and remained in operation until 1990, when a United States Federal Court ruling (the 'Boyd Consent Decree') ordered the facility to be closed. While this facility was used in a number of films (including several while the facility was still in operation), TV shows and music videos, it was made famous by the film The Shawshank Redemption (1994) when it was used for the majority of the movie.

The Ohio State Reformatory is currently open to tourists 4 days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from April 1 to September 2. They also have winter tours on weekends from February 2 to March 31 and holiday tours on weekends from November 23 to December 23.
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  • Great experience! Michael's recounting of his 14 months at the Reformatory was interesting and informative. We learned so much! Highly recommend! We previously took the History vs Hollywood tour.....  more »
  • Being a huge fan of The Shawshank Redemption, when we heard about this place, we made a point to go and check it out. At first I was a little cautious about spending the money, but as soon as we got.....  more »
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  • This place is so beautiful and unique. If you are in Mansfield, this is a place you should visit. I highly recommend the tours. Keep warm because is very cold!
  • Excellent tours. Astoundingly beautiful building. Very reasonable tour prices. Great, easy, day or overnight trip from Pittsburgh area. Lots of great eating and drinking places in Mansfield too.

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