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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.

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 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
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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Site Status

 
The cell doors are open and ready. Please view our hours and Do Time With Us!
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Hours

 
Now Open Year Round

 

 

May 1 – September 30

  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Daily
  • Open on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day

October 1 - October 6

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Daily
  • Last Admission Ticket sold 1 hour before closing

 

New Winter Hours
(Starting Oct 7th, 2018)

October 7 – April 30

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Wed - Sat)
  • Last Admission Ticket sold 1 hour before closing

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

Thanksgiving (November 21 & 22)
Christmas (December 25 & 26)

 

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