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Museum - WYOMING TERRITORIAL PRISON
 

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Museum - WYOMING TERRITORIAL PRISON

 

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The Outlaw Trail ended here! No need to commit a crime to "do time" at the Territorial Prison. Built first as a Federal Prison (1872-1890), it later became Wyoming’s State Penitentiary (1890-1903). During the 30 years it was in operation, 1,200 prisoners, including the notorious Butch Cassidy, walked through the front iron doors and occupied the cells. Now a museum, visitors walk the halls where prisoners were locked up, worked and lived. 

Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Wyoming Territorial Prison is an imposing stone structure built in 1872  and restored in 1990. 

Visitors usually take a self-guided tour of the prison grounds, but during the summer season a limited number of drop-in, guided tours are available. Visit the prison Broom Factory to learn about the history of the buliding and how prisoners made brooms.

After the prison closed, the Site spent most of its life as an experimental stock farm station for the University of Wyoming. Visit the historic horse barn to see the exhibit, "Science on the Range" and learn more. 

 

More information:

  • Please note: Frontier Town (including the Church), Ranchland, and the Boxcar House are closed during the winter.
LocationLocation

975 Snowy Range Rd., Laramie, WY

AvailabilityAvailability

Visiting Hours: 

May 1 - September 30   Open Daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

October 1 - April 30  Thursday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The last admission ticket sold one hour before closing.

FeesFees
  • Adults $9.00, Youth ages 12-17 $4.50, 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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Site Status

 

The Dump Station is closed for the season.

The Historic Site is on Winter Hours.

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Hours

 

LAST ADMISSION TICKET SOLD ONE (1) HOUR BEFORE CLOSING

 

 

 

 

 

 

May – September 

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily

October – April 

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Thursday-Saturday

Holiday Hours

The Historic Site is OPEN on the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day

The Historic Site is CLOSED on the following days:

  • Thanksgiving (November 24 and 25)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • New Year's Day (January 1)

Tour Information

GUIDED TOURS are typically offered late May - early September and are included with the entrance fee. Times and days are subject to change. Pay entrance fee upon arrival.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS are available during open hours. Pay entrance fee upon arrival.

FEES

$9 Adults/Seniors

$4.50 Ages 12-17

Children ages 11 and under are Free.

 

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Phone Number

 

307-745-6161

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 Location

 

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

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