Fall is an exciting season, isn’t it? Between the colorful leaves, chilly air, and festive foods like apple pie and warm cider, this season is a dream-come-true for people looking for a countryside retreat in Ohio. There’s also a fall event you might be interested in: Halloween! If you’re a child at heart and love to celebrate the most thrilling day of the year, then the Mansfield Reformatory Ghost Tour is for you. Walk through the corridors of this historic Ohio reformatory and get ready to be spooked! Read on to learn everything you need to know about the tour and start planning your visit today. You can also download our free Vacation Guide and get all the top recommendations for local restaurants, shops, museums, outdoor adventures, and more!
Here’s What You Should Know Before Taking the Mansfield Reformatory Ghost Walk
What’s the Mansfield Reformatory?
Just one look, and you’ll understand why the Mansfield Reformatory holds hundreds of years of history within its walls. The massive, Victorian-looking building was built in 1849 and is as impressive outside as it is inside. Used for years as a state prison, the Mansfield Reformatory is now a museum that’s been featured in several Hollywood movies, including the hit film Shawshank Redemption.
What to Expect on Your Tour
At its peak, the Mansfield Reformatory was home to more than 5,230 prisoners. You can still imagine their life behind bars when you walk through the Reformatory today. The prisoners might be physically gone, but have their spirits departed? Find out for yourself on a two-hour guided tour. You can roam the dark halls and learn about the secrets buried inside the stone walls.
Leading up to Halloween, the Reformatory offers a unique and chilling activity: Escape From Blood Prison. Try to escape this Ohio haunted prison and face your worst nightmares! We highly recommend getting “lightning passes” to skip the lines; it’s worth the extra cost. Plus, you can bundle your escape with your room at HideAway Country Inn!
Pair Your Tour with Our Halloween Packages
If Halloween is your favorite holiday, then you’re in the right place. It’s ours too! We’ve created several Halloween Packages to enhance your fall getaway. From special gift baskets to fun itineraries, there’s something for everyone!
Friday Nights Package
This is the perfect addition to your trip to the Mansfield Reformatory! Stay two nights in the luxury suite of your choice and enjoy a basket of Halloween treats, a spooky movie marathon on Netflix, and fast passes to the Escape from Blood Prison experience.
Harvest Trail special
With this package, you can stay two nights in a luxury suite that’s decorated with fall flowers and pumpkin candles. It’s even stocked with pumpkin spice coffee! You’ll receive an exclusive fall itinerary with a map of local events and a 60-minute couple’s massage. We also provide you with a gourmet picnic dinner basket, delivered straight to your room.
Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice
Foodies will love this package! It includes a two-night stay in a luxury suite, a gift basket filled with pumpkin treats, a 60-minute couple’s massage, and a five-course dinner featuring our Fall Harvest Menu! Be sure to finish your meal with our delicious “Sweet Dream” pumpkin ice cream.
Leave the Ghosts Behind and Come Back to Our Cozy B&B!
Are you looking for the perfect place to rest your head this autumn? Enjoy a day in Mansfield, OH, then come back to a luxurious suite at HideAway Country Inn in Bucyrus. Our amenities, spa services, and mouthwatering homemade breakfast combine to create the ultimate fall getaway. Don’t forget to check out our Halloween Packages; they’ll make your trip better than it already sounds!