“Violent men were kept here, and some never left-even after death.”-MRPS
Yes, this haunted house was a real prison for over 100 years. Hard to beat that sort of genuinely spooky authenticity.
The Ohio State Reformatory was open 1886-1990. Featuring a cool Gothic architecture design, the main building is on a 40-acre complex.
The film The Shawshank Redemption was shot here in 1993 and Marilyn Manson has done photo shoots here.
Every year the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society puts on one of the best haunted houses in the USA here.
This year it’s called Blood Prison and it’s run by haunt director Vic Amesquita.
The OSR is in the tiny town of Mansfield, Ohio, which is 1hr NE of Columbus and 1hr30m SW of Cleveland.
If you want to be scared, truly scared, come experience some Hell in the Cells and check out the Blood Prison Haunted House @ the Ohio State Reformatory!
What: Blood Prison Haunted House!
Where: Ohio State Reformatory (100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield, OH)
When: September 24 – October 30, 2022
Times: Fri-Sun (gates open @ 6pm)/ haunt open 7pm-Midnight
Cost: $35 and up
Ages: 13 and up