ohio state reformatory
The Ohio State Reformatory is a historic prison located in Mansfield, Ohio - only 1 mile away from Hale's Harley-Davidson! Built between 1886 and 1910, the prison has been out of operation since December of 1990.
Often described as Germanic castle architecture, the prison is impressive in scale and construction. The prison’s East Cell Block remains the largest free standing steel cell block in the entire world and is six tiers high, it OSR's lifetime it housed over 154,000 inmates.
No matter what the crime, some to went to the Ohio State Reformatory never left. Over 200 people died in and around the prison while it was still in operation, including a handful of guards who were killed during escape attempts. The building is visited by many who believe in the paranormal as it is considered haunted.
The Ohio State Reformatory has been made famous by being features in many movies, TV Shows, and music videos. Some of the most popular include The Shawshank Redemption, Scariest Places on Earth, Ghost Adventures, Tango & Cash, and most recently Eric Church filmed the music video for the song "Some of It".
Guided Tours & Self Guided Tours are available April 1st - September 30th - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Explore the prison - learn about the history of the facility. Whether you're hunting for the paranormal or simply looking to tour the beautiful architecture, you can find it at The Ohio State Reformatory.