My husband and I stopped here on our way home from Prospect Place the night before. We did a self guided tour for $8 a person. Not a bad price for all that you get to see. I have wanted to visit the reformatory for quite some time so I took my time going through. You start off in the living quarters of the warden/assistant warden and offices. After that you make your way to the chapel, and then on to the east wing, solitary confinement, and west wing. It took us about 3 hours to get through it taking our time. The building is massive and beautiful. Everything down to the closets in the bedrooms have to be seen. The catwalks and cells are pretty creepy, always feeling like there's somebody behind you. Solitary confinement was the most creepy, because it was so dark. It's neat to see where the Shawshank Redemption scenes were shot. Brooks' apartment, especially. The staff seemed kind of...relaxed, which I liked. There wasn't anybody watching you on the tour so you could take your time and not have your ear talked off if you're not interested in a history lesson. We plan on visiting again for a ghost hunt!
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