Halloween is fast approaching and these four haunted tours in the Mid-Atlantic are sure to appease any wandering soul. Whether you are a believer in the paranormal or not, these prisons, hospitals and asylums are filled to the brim with stories passed down through the generations.
The Ohio State Reformatory, also referred to as the Mansfield Reformatory, is a historic prison located in Mansfield, Ohio. Constructed between 1886 and 1896, it remained in operation until a 1990 federal court order required it to be closed. The facility is best known for its role in the Shawshank Redemption.
The 20th anniversary of Shawshank Redemption’s debut is planned for this weekend, from August 29 until the 31, with events and tours taking place in Mansfield, Ashland and Upper Sandusky, Ohio!
Want to explore, photograph or learn more Old Crow Distillery in Kentucky? Mark your calendar down for July 5 or July 26!
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.
In honor of Preservation month, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. and Preservation Ohio have teamed up to show the city’s historic past with the Forbidden City Tour. The event includes a self guided tour of five buildings:
- Second floor of City Grille
- Second floor above City News
- City Mills Building
- Eagles Building
- Charles Schroer Mortuary Building
The cost is $20 per person and can be purchased prior or on the day of the event. The Forbidden City Tour is May 5 from 1 PM to 5 PM.
Tour the historic San Francisco, California Armory for just $28 for two, now listed on Groupon. Constructed in 1914, the 220,000 square-foot armory hosted the National Guard until 1973 and then remained vacant for three decades. It was purchased in 2007 and then subsequently rehabilitated for adult film sets by Peter Acworth, owner of Kink.com.
To be offered beginning in June, the Indianapolis, Indiana Catacomb tours will take the public beneath City Market into mostly unknown catacombs that date to 1886. The cavernous walkways, featuring brick archways and columns of limestone, encompass more than 20,000 square feet and were part of Tomlinson Hall, a structure along Market Street that burned in 1958.
Couldn’t make the June 2011 meet for the Klotz Throwing Company? Looking to explore and photograph the last standing original silk mill intact in the US?
I am providing an update to the Klotz Throwing Company tour that is being held on June 18.
Explore the last silk mill in the United States on June 18.
Isolation and Togetherness, an exhibit at the Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky.
Abandoned is being featured at the Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky.
Cincinnati, Ohio’s Bockfest is upon us – as is the Prohibition Resistance Tour.
“Whether it’s disused factory buildings sitting vacant all across Hamilton County or the destruction wrought by the riots of the late 1960s on inner-city neighborhoods, there is still something to be gained from focusing an artistic eye on such losses.”