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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.

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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 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   Wednesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

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 $7.00, Youth ages 12-17 $3.50, 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

 

COVID-19 Coronavirus
Important Information:

Historic sites are now open with social distancing in place, including a limited number of visitors in some locations. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation and special guidelines.  

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Hours

 

Now Open All Year

 

 

COVID-19 special guidelines please wear masks inside buildings.

LAST ADMISSION TICKET SOLD ONE (1) HOUR BEFORE CLOSING

 

May – September 

  • 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Wednesday-Sunday)
  • Open on Independence Day

 

October – April 

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  (Wednesday-Saturday)
  • Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
  • Open on Veterans Day

 

The museum and site grounds will be closed on the following holidays:

Memorial Day, Labor Day

Thanksgiving (November 26 and 27)
Christmas (December 25 and 26)

New Year's Day (January 1)

 

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Phone Number

 

307-745-3733

 

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 Location

 

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

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