Wyoming Frontier Prison Logo
Under lock & key since 1901

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Welcome to a Piece of Wyoming's History

The Wyoming Frontier Prison includes guided tours through the Prison, the Wyoming Peace Officers' Museum, 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.

For a chronological history of events, please see our brochure.

Museum & Tour Schedule:
Come hang with us!
Questions? Call (307)324-4422

Now-May 22nd:
10:30 & 1:30pm


The Wyoming Frontier Prison will be
closed, and tours will not be offered
Friday, Saturday & Sunday

***Special Weather Statement***
For the safety of our historic structures, visitors and staff, if the temperature is
0°F or below at tour time, the scheduled
tour will be canceled.

May 23rd-September 7th

Summer Tour Season

Every Hour on the Half Hour


The tour schedule is subject to change
without notice.

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.

We are located at 500 West Walnut
in historic Rawlins, Wyoming 82301
Find us on the Map

Your pets are always welcome!

Are you intimately familiar with the Old Pen? If so, we're looking for your help!

The Old Pen is looking for first hand accounts from people who served time in or were employed at the Wyoming Frontier Prison and/or artifacts from the Wyoming Frontier Prison or the Wyoming State Penitentiary.

If you have any personal stories to tell, please include your name and contact information and e-mail them to Wyomingfrontierprison@gmail.com

Upcoming events

May 23rd:
Opening Day of the Full Tour Season

June 5th:
Night Tour - 9pm
Reservation Required

June 6th:
4th Annual Pen to Pen Fun Run - 10am

Runner Registration Form
BBQ - 11am

September 7th:
Last Day of the Full Tour Season

October 23rd, 24th & 31st:
Haunted Halloween Tours

December 5th:
24th Annual Christmas Out of
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    Photos courtesy of Wyoming State Archives unless otherwise noted.