Grand Encampment Museum – Encampment, Wyoming - Atlas Obscura

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Grand Encampment Museum

Encampment, Wyoming

Features unique photographic collections by women of the American West and historical attractions such as a two-story outhouse. 


The Grand Encampment Museum offers visitors a way to explore what life was like in 20th-century Wyoming specifically related to the ranching, logging, and copper mining industries. The buildings on-site include a two-story outhouse (built to be accessible when snow covers the first story), old fire towers and tramways, business such as an ice cream parlor and bakery, log cabins, and an abandoned home from a ghost town nearby.

The museum also hosts the Lora Webb Nichols archive, one of the largest collections of the time and place, which contains over 20,000 photographs as well as letters and diaries showcasing what life was like for families, workers, and women in Encampment and the surrounding valley.

Know Before You Go

The research library is available to the public upon request. You can also tour the museum's buildings online at their website.

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