Ohio State Reformatory

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100 Reformatory Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44905
  • (419) 522-2644
Web: Email:
  • contact@mrps.org

Put yourself in wrongfully convicted prisoner Andy’s (Tim Robbins) shoes with a visit to the Ohio State Reformatory, the backdrop for the 1994 movie “The Shawshank Redemption.” One of the top five largest castle-like structures in the USA, the notorious site also houses the world’s tallest free-standing steel cell block – six tiers, 12 ranges and a total of 600 cells. More details are available at www.ShawshankTrail.com.

Opening its doors in 1896 and boasting more than 250,000 square feet of granite pillars and gothic architecture, Ohio State Reformatory was also the location for movies “Air Force One” (1997), “Tango and Cash” (1989), and “Harry and Walter Go to New York” (1976).

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