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

Winter Tour & Museum Schedule
Tours:
Monday-Thursday
10:30 & 1:30pm

Museum:
Monday-Thursday
9am-4pm

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.


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

February 16th:
Closed for Presidents' Day

May 23rd:
Opening Day of the Full Tour Season


June 6th:
4th Annual Pen to Pen Fun Run


September 7th:
Last Day of the Full Tour Season


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


December 5th:
24th Annual Christmas Out of
the Big House

 






 

 


 

 


 
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    Photos courtesy of Wyoming State Archives unless otherwise noted.