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If you have watched the Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One, Tango & Cash or Harry and Walter Go To New York, then you have at at least previewed parts of the now-closed Ohio State Reformatory.

Designed by Levi Scofield, a Cleveland architect, the Ohio State Reformatory was constructed from 1896 to 1896 in the Victorian Gothic, Richardsonian Romanesque and Queen Anne architectural style – in a manner as to encourage those inmates to turn away from their sin-filled lifestyle and to repent what they have done wrong. Comprising more than 250,000 square feet, the prison contains the world’s largest free-standing steel cell block.

Ohio State Reformatory closed on December 31, 1990 and is now open for general tours seven days a week.

  • But on June 30th, a special Ohio State Reformatory Tour for Photographers, hosted by Abandoned will be held from 9 AM to 1 PM, with gates opening at 8:30 AM.
  • The price for the event is $75 for four hours, a 50% discount that is normally offered.
  • A minimum of 20 participants is required for this event.
  • The location is at 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield, Ohio.
  • The event fee of $75 will be paid at the door. Cash and credit cards are accepted.