Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site
Laramie | Rockies to Tetons
Listed on the National Register, the Wyoming Territorial Prison was a U.S. Penitentiary in 1872 and later Wyoming’s first State Penitentiary. For 30 years it held violent and desperate outlaws. Now a museum, visitors learn of punishment and rehabilitation, as well as discover the stories held within the iron cells and behind the prison walls through a prisoner identity. The Prison Industries Building (broom factory) was used to raise revenue, manage the prison population, and used as a rehabilitative strategy. Located on 197 acres, the site offers restored historic buildings, museum exhibits, picnic area, a nature trail, visitor center with gift shop, and a RV Dump Station.
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