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The Ohio State Reformatory

“One of the Most Famous Haunted Prisons in America.”

The Ohio State Reformatory is a Paranormal in Mansfield, OH.


100 Reformatory Road
Mansfield, OH 44905

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OSR has a long, documented history of paranormal activity and is a premiere location for authentic paranormal enthusiasts. The Ohio State Reformatory provides several ways to interact with the macabre history of the stunning limestone architecture of the former prison.

Most of our paranormal programs are conducted in the evening with the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Ghost hunting equipment, books, and merchandise are available through our museum store.

And for those wondering, yes, The Shawshank Redemption was filmed here.


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