Hollywood Meets History at the Ohio State Reformatory Public Guided Tour

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Explore the reformatory’s historical prison timeline alongside the equally iconic, fictional story of Andy Dufresne from the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption.

Duration:  1 hour, 30 minutes
Cancellation:  No refunds for cancelled bookings
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  • Head out on a guided, one-hour and thirty-minute adventure through the halls of The Ohio State Reformatory
  • Navigate through the building with one of the experienced guides to learn about The Reformatory’s compelling history
  • Weave in and out of various hallways and rooms, while checking out the building’s unique architecture

What's Included

  • Guided tour

Additional Information

  • Tour contains many stairs and tight spaces


  • Strollers are not allowed on guided tours
  • We strongly recommend children be at least 42” tall to ensure their safety

Cancellation policy

  • All ticket purchases are final and non-refundable
  • Tickets can be transferred to another date
  • If you are unable to attend tickets can also be transferred to a different guest

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This was the coolest thing I have ever done. I love the movie The Shawshank Redemption so I was expecting it to be fun but it went above and beyond that. I learned so much more about the Ohio State Reformatory. I recommend this and pay for the Guided Tour you won't be disappointed.
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Meeting location:  100 Reformatory Rd




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