June 1, 2024    
6:30 am - 11:00 am



Event Type

Join CPS for a return to one of our most popular field trip destinations – the former Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield.

Itinerary: For four hours beginning at 7 am, we will have unimpeded access to the entire Reformatory until the doors open to the general public at 11. During this period, tripods, flash and light painting will be permitted (no drones or model photography).


Time: Must arrive by 6:30am for sign-in.


Cost: Cost for this trip will be $42 per person.
This field trip is open to Club Members ONLY at this time but advance sign-up and payment are required. Sign-Up will be sent out in April.  We have committed to a minimum number of attendees and may need to cancel the trip if the minimum is not met.  If minimum is not met, we will open to everyone prior to canceling.  Please don’t wait until the last minute to register! **Payment for this field trip MUST be made in advance through the PayPal links – no registrations can be accepted on the day of the event. No refunds after 5pm on 5/15 for any reason. PLEASE NOTE: you will receive a confirmation for your purchase through PayPal but NO PHYSICAL TICKETS will be issued. Those who register will receive an email approximately one week before the event with all info.


Directions: For a map: click here


Additional Information: For more information about the Reformatory, visit: Mansfield Reformatory

Since Mansfield is a bit of a drive and the Reformatory trip will end before noon, plan to make a day of it in the area and visit some of the other nearby attractions, all a short drive from the Reformatory.
Options include:

  • For Lunch: Coney Island Diner (can’t be beat for food and atmosphere)
  • Richland Carrousel Park: Website
  • Kingwood Center Gardens: Website
  • Malabar Farm State Park: Website

And relax at the end of the day with a visit to: Cypress Hill Winery


Field Trip Sponsor: Jerry Phenney for coordinating this trip!


Additional Questions: Email: Field Trips


PLEASE NOTE: As with all field trips, CPS cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injuries – participate at your own risk.