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Museum - WYOMING TERRITORIAL PRISON
 

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Museum - WYOMING TERRITORIAL PRISON

 

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Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Wyoming Territorial Prison is an imposing stone structure built in 1872 (restored in 1990). For 30 years it held the West’s most violent and desperate outlaws (including the notorious Butch Cassidy) during the dramatic time of Wyoming’s territorial days and early Statehood. Now a museum, visitors can walk into the strap iron cells where convicts were locked up, worked and lived. 

Visitors will receive a “convict identity” and take a self-guided tour (or guided tours offered on Thurs., Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon) of the prison grounds. Visit the prison Broom Factory and watch volunteers make handmade brooms just as the convicts did in the 1890s.

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  • Enjoy strolling around the site’s grounds exploring restored historic buildings dated 1872-1920. Find fun facts in the museum exhibits. Rest in picnic area. Connect with nature on the trail north to the scenic overlook on the Big Laramie River. Experience 197 acres of real history.
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975 Snowy Range Rd., Laramie, WY

AvailabilityAvailability
Historic Site is open April 1 - October 31 daily from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.. Last admission ticket sold one hour before closing.
FeesFees
  • Adults $5.00, Youth ages 11-17 $2.50, Children 11 and under Free.
  • Wyoming State Parks Annual Daily Use permits and Wyoming Lifetime Veteran permits are honored as Free admission.

 

 
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COVID-19 Coronavirus
Important Information:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park: overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, showerhouses, some non-essential restrooms, and playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including: trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables. Normal park fees apply; visitors are urged to use fee canisters. 

State Historic Sites are closed to the general public until further notice. 

While we encourage citizens to enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining social distances, please know the Governor has also urged citizens to stay home whenever possible. This is an ever-changing situation. 

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 Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site
 975 Snowy Range Rd
 Laramie, WY 82070

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