Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wyoming Territorial Prison incarcerated 1,063 outlaws, including the notorious Butch Cassidy. It’s the only federal penitentiary built in Wyoming and is one of the oldest buildings still standing. Now a museum, visitors can walk into the iron cells where convicts were locked up. Exhibited are convict photographs and displays relating to confinement. Visit the prison’s Broom Factory and watch volunteers make brooms just as the convicts did in the 1890s. Visitors can tour the site on their own, or take guided tours offered on Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon. Stroll around the grounds exploring restored historic buildings dated 1872 – 1920. Visit the gift shop; enjoy the picnic area, and nature trail.
Participate in the site’s annual Special Events: Spring Exploration (April); Wyoming Statehood Celebration (July); Archeology Fair (September) and Kids’ Pumpkin Walk (October).
Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site
975 Snowy Range Road
Laramie, WY 82070
Located 45 miles west of Cheyenne just off I-80 at exit 311
Hours: Open April – October
Monday – Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 12-4pm, closed Sundays
May 1 – September 30
Open every day 8 am – 7 pm
Open Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
October 1 – 31
Open every day 8am – 5pm