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Laramie Plains Museum, Laramie

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Ivinson Mansion, now the Laramie Plains Museum, was built in 1892 in Laramie, Wyoming by Jane and Edward Ivinson. Designed by architect Walter E. Ware of Salt Lake City and built by local contractor Frank Cook, the house was regarded as the most significant residence in Laramie at its completion. Edward Ivinson gave the mansion to the Episcopal Church, which used it as a boarding school until 1958. After years of neglect, the house was acquired by the Laramie Plains Museum Association in 1972 and is used as a museum and events center.
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  • Loved the house, though not much is original to it. Tours go out when folks arrive, so it didn’t seem like any planned departures. Our guide was quite young and not quite prepared...not sure if she....  more »
  • Our docent was wonderful as she took us on an hour plus tour of the mansion. We learned a lot of history about Laramie. This is a great place for children to visit. While it is "A hands off/Do not....  more »
  • Great tour of a beautiful home filled with priceless pieces of history. The tour guide was absolutely adorable and well informed, and we loved that young people gave the tour! Not only were they polite and responsible, they seemed to have a true love for the history of Wyoming, and the house itself.
  • We had a wonderful tour of this mansion, given by a very knowledgeable historian. Definitely recommend

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