Historic Ivinson Mansion
Hours: Gift Shop & Grounds: Tues-Sat: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; Closed Sunday & Monday (Closed January & February); The museum is currently closed to tours due to Covid-19EmailDirections
Set on the property of the magnificent Ivinson Mansion, the Laramie Plains Museum is one of the region’s finest historic house museums. Thousands of visitors from around the country and the world view its collections each year. Located between 6th and 7th Streets on Ivinson Street, it is a must-see when visiting Laramie, Wyoming, 45 miles west of Cheyenne on Interstate 80.
The Ivinson Mansion was saved from demolition in 1972, and has been fully restored to its original opulence thanks to the Laramie community. It is the perfect setting for the museum.
For the health and safety of our visitors, older volunteers, and small staff, we are are not offering tours of the Ivinson Mansion until further notice. We apologize for this, but we’re such an intimate touring facility, the close quarters of the Museum make our guided tours a worry at this time. You can view recently posted, partial tours of the mansion if you will click on the Facebook symbol on this page. You can also click on the historic characters on our website to hear local history via YouTube.
If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a phone message at 307-742-4448.
Use the Alice Hardie Stevens Center to entertain, have a party or wedding. It fits most occassions and is located on the beautiful grounds of the Historic Ivinson Mansion.
The mansion, built in 1892, has been restored to its Victorian era elegance. The maximum number of guests is 50 people, due to the confined and delicate nature of the building.
Guests will be allowed into the Smoking Room (where male attendants can dress), first floor Powder Room (which is available for use), Drawing Room, Library, Foyer, Vestibule, and second floor Foyer (where the bride and attendants may ready themselves). Museum volunteers and/or staff will be in attendance to supervise the ceremony, provide security, and help where needed. Most of the antique furniture will be moved from the area used for the ceremony, along with breakables, but enough items will be left to provide a lovely Victorian ambiance. The bride generally walks down the grand staircase to meet her groom, and the ceremony can take place either at the bottom of the stairs, in the Drawing Room, Library or Foyer. Up to eight parlor chairs can be provided for older or handicapped individuals. Unfortunately, the Museum is not handicapped accessible, and there is no ramp to facilitate easy entrance. Decorations must be limited; heavy arrangements (especially those containing water, as well as those with flowers, pollen or glitter) must have a plate under them. Rental includes time for a short rehearsal a day or two before the ceremony. Food, water, and drinks are prohibited inside the mansion, and we request that your guests be forewarned of our strict “no-touching” or sitting policy. The Museum asks that bird seed be used in lieu of rice or confetti.