Filming location in The Shawshank Redemption

Filming Location
Shawshank´s Prison Woodshop

The scenes from the Shawshank Prison Woodshop were filmed in the United States, specifically in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Those passionate about reliving iconic movie scenes are encouraged to find the exact filming spot or use the map pin icon for navigation.

“I have no idea to this day what them two Italian ladies were singin’ about. Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I like to think they were singin’ about something so beautiful it can’t be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared. Higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away… and for the briefest of moments, every last man at Shawshank felt free.”

Where was Shawshank’s Prison Woodshop filmed?

The distinctive woodshop scenes in The Shawshank Redemption were captured at the former Stephan Lumber Company building at 228 S 8th St, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in the United States. After the movie, the old Woodshop was restored into a Museum called: “Shawshank Woodshop” dedicated entirely to the movie “The Shawshank Redemption”.

More about the real “Shawshank Woodshop” in Upper Sandusky

The Shawshank Woodshop, located at 226 South 8th St. in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, serves as a museum dedicated to the iconic film, “The Shawshank Redemption.” Housed within the very building where the movie’s woodworking scenes were filmed, visitors can immerse themselves in a vast collection of screen-used vehicles and screen-matched movie props from the film. The museum, which is approximately an hour’s drive west of the Ohio State Reformatory, is part of the Shawshank Trail. Founded by Bill and April Mullen in 2002, their vision was to restore the building to its cinematic glory and share it with fans. Their efforts were supported by Bob Gunton, who played Warden Norton in the film. Visitors are encouraged to explore the movie’s set, sit in Andy’s bus seat, view the extensive collection of props, and engage with multimedia content in the Brooks Hatlen Media Library.

Scenes filmed in Upper Sandusky

Brooks Hatlen Memorial Library Sign
Red pays tribute to the late Brooks by crafting a wooden sign, which was hung in the newly renovated library immortalizing Brook´s memory.

Mozart’s Freedom Tune
Andy discovers an old record of Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” in the package of books he received for the prison library. He plays the song on the record player and then for some reason decides to lock all the doors and play the opera over the prison loudspeaker system. The enchanting tune makes every inmate pause and feel a sense of liberation, even if fleeting.

Tommy’s Quip at the Woodshop
Tommy Williams chides Red and the others, exclaiming, “Hey, come on old boys! Movin’ like molasses! Makin’ me look bad!”

Revelatory Conversation between Red and Tommy
Within the confines of the woodshop, Tommy and Red share an exchange. It is here that Tommy remembers crucial information, hinting at the possible innocence of Andy regarding his wife’s murder.

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