Wyoming Territorial Prison Historic Site

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Wyoming Territorial Prison Historic Site

Wyoming

(307) 745-6161

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Overview

Listed on the National Register, visitors can spend the day touring the beautifully restored Wyoming Territorial Prison at this Historic Site. Built in 1872, the prison held some of the most notorious outlaws in the region, including Butch Cassidy. Visitors to the 190- acre facility can also enjoy the newly restored Warden's House and Horse Barn Exhibit Hall featuring rotating displays and a family friendly scavenger hunt. Those wishing to take a little piece of the prison and Wyoming home with them can stop by the Visitor's Center and gift shop for a splendid array of memorabilia. Large groups and RVs are welcome! Plenty of parking. Bring your lunch and have a picnic on the grounds and let the kids stretch their legs. There is lots to see and do here.

Built in 1872 and restored in 1989, the prison is the highlight of the WTPSHS. Pick up a brochure in the gift shop and head toward the prison for a self-guided tour. Plan to spend at least an hour inside. Stops along the tour include: furnished cells, the prisoners' dining area, guard's quarters, infirmary, women's quarters, laundry room, warden's office, and various exhibit galleries. New exhibit's include: Found During Restoration: Artifacts Uncovered (including items found during the History Channel sponsored, Unlocking Secrets in the Soil project), N. K. Boswell: Warden and Lawman, Innocent or Guilty? Women Inmates of the Wyoming Territorial Prison, and a new exhibit on Butch Cassidy.

Map of Wyoming Territorial Prison (WY)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.311372, -105.607710

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    Visit the prison, the Broom Factory, Homestead Cabins, and The Boxcar and Warden's House. Lots of exhibits and historical sites to see here.

Seasonality/Weather

Grounds open year round. FrontierTown open weekends only; prison and exhibit hall open May through September. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily, call for winter hours.

Directions

Driving

From Interstate 80, exit 311, Snowy Range Road, and travel east towards downtown Laramie. The entrance is a quarter mile east on Snowy Range Road on the left hand side. They are located just 2.5 hours north of Denver, Colorado, 1.25 hours north of Fort Collins, Colorado, and 45 minutes west of Cheyenne.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(307) 745-6161

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