Get busy livin’ and explore Mansfield year-round or join fans from around the world to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Shawshank Redemption” August 16–18, 2019 in Mansfield, Ohio. You can explore all 16 filming sites of “The Shawshank Redemption” along the internationally famous Shawshank Trail. On the self-guided driving tour, fans have their own once-in-a-lifetime experiences walking in the same halls as Andy, Red and Warden Norton at Shawshank State Prison (Ohio State Reformatory). Put yourself in the movie’s opening scene at Pugh Cabin at Malabar Farm State Park and take pictures of the Brewer Hotel (Bissman Building). Visitors also have the rare opportunity to tour the Shawshank Woodshop, sit in the courthouse of Andy’s conviction, and walk the road to Buxton.
During the anniversary celebration, fans can meet the actors who brought legendary characters to life and experience the same love of the film with other fans. Tickets and an event schedule can be found at ShawshankTrail.com. Use #Shawshank25 to share your Shawshank memories with other fans.
While in town, toast to the movie on the area’s Wine & Ale Trail. Several spots will pay homage to the film with beverages including Reformatory Red wine, Redemption IPA, and Penitentiary Pinot Grigio. Sip and sample at a blueberry plantation, historic mortuary, in a vintage bank vault or a rare cask ale brewery, all on the trail. Explore them all at WineAleTrail.com.
Mansfield also shines as the Haunted Capital of Ohio. Whether you’re into haunts, documented paranormal investigations or even want to be trained by professionals, you’ll find the right fit for your level of haunted interest. Learn more at HauntedMansfield.com.
Nothing beats the heart pounding action of sitting trackside watching live motorsports. This area offers world-class racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course including IndyCar, IMSA NASCAR and hosting the largest motorcycle swap meet in North America. You can even learn from professionals at the Mid-Ohio School and put yourself behind the wheel of a race car or get back to racing’s roots at Mansfield Motor Speedway and embrace dirt track racing.
Known for other nationally recognized attractions like Malabar Farm State Park, wedding site of Bogie & Bacall, Kingwood Center Gardens and BibleWalk with life-sized biblical dioramas and five museums. Kids love the Richland Carrousel Park and Little Buckeye Children’s Museum. Winter shines with Snow Trails for skiing and snow tubing! Wrap up your visit at fine dining’s new favorite, Hudson and Essex, with an on-site winery or dine in a train car at Buckeye Express Diner.
Visit DestinationMansfield.com, call 800-642-8282 to order your free Visitor Guide and Shawshank Trail map or download a digital copy.