Open 7 days/week 9AM-5PM / 8 Tours daily, every hour on the half hour 9:30AM-4:30PM

x icon fb icontrip advisor icon
Welcome to WFP

Unlock Our History

Embark on a journey through time at the Wyoming Frontier Prison. Escape to a place where history comes alive with our immersive guided tours, and delve into the intriguing tales and captivating history of the former Wyoming State Penitentiary.

Learn More
Under Lock & Key
Since 1901

Video: Stories from the Cell Block

Do time at the Wyoming Frontier prison in Rawlins Wyoming: where some of the state's most infamous inmates found themselves under lock and key.

At the Wyoming Frontier prison you can hear the stories of the escape artists, train robbers and murderers of the Old West that once called this place home.

Wyoming Frontier Prison Tours

Summer tour schedule information: 

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we offer eight tours daily, seven days a week. Tours run every hour on the half-hour from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  

Museums & Gift Shop are open 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, 7 days / week.

We are open Memorial Day, Juneteenth, 4th of July, and Labor Day!  Tour schedule varies after Labor Day - mid-October.

Tour Pricing: (Guided tours last approximately 1 hour)
Adults: $12
Children (ages 6-12): $10
Seniors (ages 60+): $10
Museum exhibits are free and can be explored at your own pace.

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!
Wyoming Frontier Prison Tours
Wyoming Frontier Prison Tours

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. Explore our museum, browse the old pen gift shop, and stroll the path to the old prison cemetery. Welcome to a truly historic experience!

Tour Reviews

  • The tour was incredible! Well worth the money! Our guide was super knowledgeable. We got to see so much more than I thought we would. I will definitely return when we’re back this way!
  • This was an excellent tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour covered virtually every part of the prison. Great history which was pretty well documented and most of the history of the prison has physically been preserved. How much nicer tour than I was expecting. Great job! Thanks
  • This was a fun tour. The guide was knowledgeable and had a great send of humor as well. Very neat to see and hear the history. I definitely recommend it!

Upcoming Events

Pet Friendly!

Well behaved leashed dogs are welcome!

corgi power

Come Hang with Us! Contact the Wyoming Frontier Prison