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

MUSEUM:  Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm (Closed 12:00-1:00pm)

TOURS:  Monday-Thursday 10:30am and 1:30pm

                    

 

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Come Do Time with Us!

Welcome to Winter in Rawlins, Wyoming! It is cold here and inside the Prison it is even colder! Our beautiful sandstone buildings will hold the cold until next June, so please be sure to dress warmly for our tours. Please be aware of our Special Weather Statement outlined below.

LOCK & KEY since 1901 UNDER
 

"Rent" a cell in Historic Cell Block A

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

This fundraiser kept us afloat in 2019 & 2020 and we are grateful!  We have discovered that people think it is fun to “rent” a cell and they appreciate a way to assist the Wyoming Frontier Prison, so we will continue with this program.

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.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Special Weather Statement:

For the protection of our historic structures, staff, and visitors, regularly scheduled tours will be canceled if the temperature is 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below at tour time. Thank you for understanding!

Photo by Kelia McCuddy

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.

NEWS

Upcoming Events

Winter Tour Schedule

November 28 @ 9:00 am - December 1 @ 4:00 pm

Closed

December 2 - December 4

Christmas out of the Big House Bazaar

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Winter Tour Schedule

December 5 @ 9:00 am - December 8 @ 4:00 pm

Closed

December 9 - December 11

Winter Tour Schedule

December 12 @ 9:00 am - December 15 @ 4:00 pm

Closed

December 16 - December 18

Winter Tour Schedule

December 19 @ 9:00 am - December 22 @ 4:00 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: $12
Children (ages 6-12): $10
Seniors (ages 60+): $10

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

Guided tours last approximately 1 hour.

Museum Hours:

Monday-Thursday

9:00am-Noon & 1:00pm-4:00pm

 

Tour Hours:

Monday-Thursday

10:30am & 1:30pm

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.

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