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Museum - WYOMING TERRITORIAL PRISON
 

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Museum - WYOMING TERRITORIAL PRISON

 

About:

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.

More information:

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

 

Historic sites are now open

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Hours

 

Open All Year

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.  (Wednesday-Saturday)
  • Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

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 holidays:

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

Tour Information

GUIDED TOURS are offered May 27 - September 11 and are included with admission fee.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS are available during open hours and included with admission fee.

 

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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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