2018 Cemetery Tour dates: August 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, and 18. Call Jennifer Romanoski at 307-684-9331 for more information.

Living History Day

Contact us for more information!

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Museum Hours:

Museum hours are subject to change.  Please contact us for scheduling or visitation questions.

Museum Winter Hours:

September 4, 2018 through late May, 2019

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Museum Summer Hours:

May 26, 2018 through September 2, 2018

Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

       Sundays 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

The Museum will be closed on the following days:

Monday, October 8th, 2018 – Johnson County observance of Columbus Day

Friday, November 12th, 2018 – Veterans’ Day

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 – Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 23rd, 2018 – Thanksgiving Weekend

Monday, December 24th, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – Christmas Holiday

Location & Mailing Address:

Location: 100 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY 82834
(Use if shipping FedEx/UPS)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 596, Buffalo, WY 82834
(Use if mailing USPS)





Education Program

  • $7 Adults
  • $5 Seniors
  • $5 Retired Military
  • $5 Teen (12-18)
  • $3 Youth (6-11)
  • Free Children 5 and under
  • Free Gatchell Museum Association members
  • Free Active Military and immediate family

*Learn how you can save on the membership page

Pre-scheduled Group Tours:

2013 History Conference

  • $5 Each
  • Free Bus Driver and Tour Guide

07 parking

Parking available in nearby municipal parking lot


08 ten percent off

Pre-scheduled tour group participants receive a 10% discount off any store purchase during visit. Please let the Museum Educator know at time of scheduling whether you would like to allocate time for shopping at our museum store.

09 backpacks

We do not have space to store backpacks, bags, etc. while visitors are in the museum.


To Book Group Tours, contact museum educator, Jennifer Romanoski at 307-684-9331 or educator@jimgatchell.com

For school tours, please read our School Chaperone and Field Trip Information guide

Information for Visitors:

 01 bathroomsWe have four unisex restrooms in the museum. Two are located at the bottom of the stairs near the entrance. The other two restrooms are located in between the Natural and Native West galleries.

02 first aid

We have cots, wheelchairs, and first aid supplies available. Please contact any museum staff member for assistance.

03 handicap

We are handicap accessible with two elevators and a handicap entrance. Please let the staff know if you will need to use the elevators.

04 voices

We ask that visitors be respectful of other museum visitors by using their normal conversational voices.


05 no photography

We do not allow photography and videography in the museum.


06 no drink

We do not allow food and drink in the museum. If you need to arrange for a location for your group to eat lunch, please contact a museum staff member who can provide information.

07 parking

Parking is available in the museum and courthouse parking lot. There is a visitor parking lot to the north of the museum on Fort Street.