Wyoming Territorial Prison

 

Wyoming Territorial Prison

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wyoming Territorial Prison

975 SNOWY RANGE RD
LARAMIE, WY 82070 | View on Google Maps
Lynette Nelson Lynette Nelson
(307) 745-3733 | fax: (307) 745-8620
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Listed on the National Register, the Wyoming Territorial Prison was a U.S. Penitentiary in 1872 and later Wyoming’s first State Penitentiary.  For 30 years it held violent and desperate outlaws.  Now a museum, visitors learn of punishment and rehabilitation, as well as discover the stories held within the iron cells and behind the prison walls through a prisoner identity.  The Prison Industries Building (broom factory) was used to raise revenue, manage the prison population, and used as a rehabilitative strategy. Located on 197 acres, the site offers restored historic buildings, museum exhibits, picnic area, a nature trail, visitor center with gift shop, and a RV Dump Station.

One of the best ways to get to know someone is by visiting their home. At the “Big House across the River” displays of cells and artifacts tell the stories of people from the Prison’s past. You can experience these stories through guided tours or on your own.


Open All Year

LAST ADMISSION TICKET SOLD ONE (1) HOUR BEFORE CLOSING

May – September 

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Daily
  • OPEN on Memorial Day - Independence Day - Labor Day

October – April 

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  (Wednesday-Saturday)
  • Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
  • OPEN on Veterans Day
  • Site CLOSED on April 15 & 16 2022 for Special Event 

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

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

New Year's Day (January 1)

Member Since: 2022
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 (Date: 6/15/2024)