Haunted Stories Day Tour Itinerary

Mansfield is no stranger to paranormal activity and has been featured on multiple ghost hunting shows. Hunt on your own or accompany a professional ghost hunter through any one of our five documented haunted sites.

Ohio State Reformatory

The Reformatory was designed as a castle-like prison to reform young offenders. One of the top five largest structures in the USA, it houses the world’s tallest free-standing steel cell block. Closed in 1990, the original cell-blocks and administration areas remain intact. Four motion pictures have been filmed there including The Shawshank Redemption. Seen on Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures 2009; SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunter’s Academy and Ghost Hunters, 2005 and 2010.  $12 p/p. Available April 1- September 1.

AngelWoods Hideaway Bed & Breakfast

A drive into the country makes your way to lunch at AngelWoods Hideaway Bed and Breakfast. Made from scratch entrees and homemade desserts, this stop is sure to put your fears to rest.  The home is filled with hundreds of angels from many countries and mediums. $18 p/p for all-inclusive meal. 

Renaissance Theatre

The Renaissance Theatre opened its doors in 1928 as a magnificent movie palace built in the Grand Baroque style by the Warner Brothers Management Co. Marble floors and stairways, a one and a half ton crystal chandelier, imposing Mighty Wurlitzer organ, and breathtakingly beautiful 1400-seat auditorium make this theatre the premier showcase. Stories of paranormal occurrences will be told. Seen on A&E’s My Ghost Story, Nov. 2011.  $5 p/p.

Squirrel’s Den Chocolates

Squirrel’s Den will greet your senses with the heavenly aroma of freshly prepared chocolate candies & fudges, flavored popcorns, hot roasted peanuts, specialty candies and a host of other delights. Add a chocolate ghost sucker. $1.50 p/p.

Mansfield Fire Museum

Mansfield Fire Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving & interpreting the artifacts, history & traditions of firefighting. See a turn of the century fire station, hear the antique alarm bell, see the original parade of hats, browse the many pictures taken of heroic firefighters & get up close to the firefighting equipment. Stories of paranormal occurrences will be told. Donation.

Malabar Farm

Malabar Farm is the wedding site of Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall on this 914-acre country estate. The home of Pulitzer Prize winning author Louis Bromfield was a haven for many Hollywood celebrities. Hear stories of paranormal occurrences as you tour. Seen on SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters, Feb. 2014.  $4.50 p/p.

Haunted Bissman Building

The Haunted Bissman Building invites you for a walk through their building in the Historic flats of downtown Mansfield. Includes history of the building, stories of where The Shawshank Redemption was filmed inside and out and chilling ghost stories of the 1886 former warehouse. Seen on SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters, 2010; A&E’s My Ghost Story, June/Nov. 2011; Paranormal After Party Season 3/2014.  $5 p/p.

Phoenix Brewing Tasting, Tours and Tales

The Phoenix Brewing Company was founded by local beer enthusiasts looking to bring a craft beer revival to downtown Mansfield. Be wary…it’s located in a former 1914 mortuary! Boosting reclaimed fixtures throughout, you can sip four beer samples of your choice with a tour of the Phoenix Brewing Co. $10 p/p.

Contact Jodie Snavely
800.642.8282 ext. 32
jsnavely@destinationmansfield.com