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:


Closed Noon-1:00pm for lunch

10:30am & 1:30pm

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

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

April 21st:
Closed for Easter

May 24th:
Opening Day of the Full Tour Season

June 7th 2014:
3rd Annual Pen to Pen Fun Run

October 24th, 25th & 31st:
Haunted Halloween 2014






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    Photos courtesy of Wyoming State Archives unless otherwise noted.