- 1,292 Ratings
Ohio State Reformatory Self-Guided Tour in Mansfield
Explore the Ohio State Reformatory on your own with a self-guided adventure. Learn about the facility's past as you wander through its impressive architecture that takes you back in time.
What You Will Do
- Set off on a self-guided tour to make your way through the Ohio State Reformatory
- Gain a better understanding of the prison's history as you weave in and out of its halls and rooms
- Marvel at the unique architecture, which dates back almost two-hundred years
- Go at a pace that works best for you without having to worry about keeping up with a group
- Self-guided tour
- 1,292 Ratings
Friendly staff,and great place to visit
the place in amazing!
The self guided tour was very informative
Tour was exciting and interesting
This was my 3rd time and my husband's 2nd time coming. We really love this place. So much history.
Exceeded my expectations!!
Our tour guide was wonderful! Sorry, I do not remember her name. Our check in staff was also very good. We wanted to upgrade to guided tour that was not offered when we reserved the tickets and he handled it efficiently. We really appreciate that you offer a military discount as well. Our tour guide was able to provide a lot of information about the old prison as well as the new ones built next to it. She had a great sense of humor too. Would recommend a guided tour to everyone!
We liked being able to go at our own pace. Staff was helpful and nice if we had questions.
Very cool to experience the history of the reformatory in person!
A very good experience and I will be highly recommending it to everyone I talk to?
Such a blast for the whole family, including a hard to please 12 year old girl!!
The self tour is amazing, you get too see alot & explore, there are staff all over to answer any questions
It is an awesome building. I do wish there had been more restoration work done than when I was there 10 years ago. But overall it's a real gem.
We ended up paying extra for the guided tour. Our tour guide was well-versed in the history of everything about the Reformatory. He was charming, fun, knowledgeable. Excellent!
We really enjoyed ourselves on the self guided tour. We were able to take our time and really look around. This building is absolutely amazing, from the living quarters and the beautiful architecture to the small, dark cells where the inmates lived. This was the perfect day trip for us and I’m sure we’ll be back again!
Very interesting and very creepy. It was very cool seeing all the places where they filmed Shawshank. We did the self guided tour with a large group, everyone liked the tour. Next time we come we will do a guided tour to give you more information and different point of view. Highly recommend the tour.
The building is amazing, but we would encourage the continuation of the preservation projects for painting walls, etc.
Enjoyed being up-close to so much.
Tour guide seemed very noligable of the history
I love history, and this is full of it.
Had an awesome time on the tour. First time there,and already want to come back again. Next time I will do the guided tour. It will be interesting to hear all the facts instead of listening to the headset.
It was nice
We thought it was very interesting and our guide (Sydney) did an excellent job, it was all that we expected and then some. Thanks for preserving such a great part of history.
Staff were exceptionally helpful, friendly and would go that extra mile to assist us. We will be returning for other tours. And will definitely be recommending this to our friends and relatives.
Was not expecting to see as much as I did for the price. So worth it!
I absolutely loved the experience. The only downside I saw was not being able to see some of the areas the guided tour was able to see. I’m not a fan of guided tours because I like doing my own research and I still wanted to see those areas. But I understand why it has to be that way. Thanks for the experience!
Very interesting. We learned a lot.
It was nice to take our time and walk through the rooms, the videos were very interesting and informative. We would have enjoyed a ghost tour but the evening visit didn’t work for us over the weekend. Having the woodwork pieces from inmates was a wonderful addition as well as some who are employees there.
Just a very awesome place! Loved the history! I do wish that more rooms like in the residence would be renovated to show what they would’ve looked like in their hay day.
Learned a lot and it was a very interesting place to see
I was able to take the tour at my convenience and was able to see everything I wanted.
We could explore and see the prison at our own pace.
Awesome place to see. Great staff. And the tour guide was great as well.
A really neat experience!