Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, Laramie

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The Wyoming Territorial Prison is a former federal government prison near Laramie, Wyoming. Built in 1872, it is one of the oldest buildings in Wyoming. It operated as a federal penitentiary from 1872 to 1890, and as a state prison from 1890 to 1901. It was then transferred to the University of Wyoming and was used as an agricultural experiment station until 1989. In 1991, the facility was opened to the public, and in 2004, it was designated as Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site.

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  • This is a great place. The renovations look very authentic. The prison, the church, the stable, the general store, and my favorite - the building where they made brooms to support the prison. They...  more »
  • This place is great!!!!! The staff is super friendly, the museum itself is an A+ experience. They've got enough artifacts to fill the trunk of my car and more! Come here if you're in the area and looking for a once in a lifetime experience, I was not disappointed.
  • Amazing piece of Wyoming history. Well put together, and the staff are very pleasant and helpful. It was a great experience and opportunity to see how prison life was in the late 1800s. The Cassidy exhibit was really well designed and the old Winchesters were awesome.

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