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

Tour & Museum Schedule

Monday- Thursday
Closed 12:00pm-1:00pm for Lunch



Adults: $10
Children(ages 6-12): $8
Seniors (ages 60+): $8
Credit/debit cards are NOT accepted
for tour admission

The Museum exhibits are free and can
be explored at your own pace. Guided
tours last approximately 1 hour.

***Special Weather Statement***
For the protection of visitors, staff and
the historic structures, tours may
be canceled if the temperature at
tour time is 0°F or below.

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

January 15th
Closed for
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 19th
Presidents' Day

May 26th
Full Tour Season Begins

PrisonFest 2018
June 1st & 2nd

June 2nd
7th Annual Pen to Pen Fun Run







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    Photos courtesy of Wyoming State Archives unless otherwise noted.