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 Season***
Now-May 26th


Closed Noon-1pm for lunch

***Full Tour Season***
May 28th- September 5th

Monday-Sunday (Daily)
every hour on the half hour

Monday-Sunday (Daily)

Adults: $8
Kids & Seniors: $7

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 28th
Full Tour Season Begins

June 3rd
PrisonFest 2016
Night Tour

Reservations Required

June 4th
PrisonFest 2016
5th Annual Pen to Pen Fun Run
Registration Form

September 5th
Full Tour Season Ends

October 10th
Closed for Columbus Day

October 28th, 29th & 31st
Haunted Halloween Tours

November 24th & 25th
Closed for Thanksgiving

December 3rd
25th Annual
Christmas Out of the Big House







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