500 West Walnut, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301   |   (307) 324-4422

MUSEUM Seven Day a week:  9:00am - 5:00pm|  TOURS Seven Days a week 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, & 4:30pm

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Welcome to the Wyoming Frontier Prison!

For the protection of our Staff and Visitors, we require everyone over the age of two years old to wear a cloth face covering (disposable or reusable) that covers from nose to chin. If you do not have a mask with you, if you are wearing a gaiter, or if you are wearing a face shield, we have a free disposable mask for your use. Social distancing will be implemented, tour capacities will be limited, and we are adopting new cleaning protocols. We want to keep our Visitors and Staff safe. We can't wait to show you around our historic site! So bring your own cloth face covering and come hang with us!

"Rent" a cell in Historic Cell Block A

“Rent” a cell in Historic Cell Block A for a week for only $10!

If you don’t want to use your real name, you can rent your cell under your alias. We will post a picture of your cell on our Face Book page so you can share it with your friends. Unfortunately, you will not be able to visit your cell.

The Wyoming Frontier Prison earned 72% of our operational budget from tour revenues last year. This year, with the global COVID-19 pandemic, our tour revenues have drastically fallen. If our historic Prison has a ghost of a chance to survive this crisis, we will need help! Thank you!

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WYOMING FRONTIER PRISON

A piece of Wyoming’s History

The Wyoming Frontier Prison includes guided tours through the Prison, a new exhibit on the current Wyoming State Penitentiary, and our own prison museum. The Old Pen Gift Shop is also on site  along with the City of Rawlins walking path that will take you up to the old prison cemetery.

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Upcoming Events

Late September Tours

September 20 @ 9:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm

CURRENT PROJECTS

FEATURED EVENTS

EXPLORE

Come on down and discover what the Old Pen has to offer!

Location

We are located at 500 West Walnut in historic Rawlins, Wyoming 82301

Prices

Adults: $10
Children (ages 6-12): $9
Seniors (ages 60+): $9

The Museum exhibits are free and can be explored at your own pace.

Guided tours last approximately 1 hour.

Museum Hours

Seven day a week:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Tour Hours

Seven days a week

9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, & 4:30pm

What to Expect

The Wyoming Frontier Prison includes guided tours through the Prison, a new exhibit on the current Wyoming State Penitentiary, and our own prison museum. The Old Pen Gift Shop is also on site along with the City of Rawlins walking path that will take you up to the old prison cemetery.

Pets are welcome but must be leashed.

Come hang with us

For large groups (10 or more) a reservation is required. Please call (307)324-4422, from 9am-5pm (US Mountain Time), Monday-Friday, to make a reservation.