Encampment, Wyoming: Two-Story OuthouseAt the Grand Encampment Museum. The second story was particularly appreciated when the snow was deep.
Grand Encampment Museum
- 807 Barnett Ave., Encampment, WY
- Approx. 1 Mile South from the junction of Hwy 70 and Hwy 230 to Encampment; At the post office turn East and go 3 blocks to the Park; Turn right and go 1 block; it is on the left.
- Daily June-Oct. 8-6 (Call to verify)
- Donations accepted.
Visitor Tips and News About Two-Story Outhouse
The Grand Encampment Museum is located on a quiet corner of town, and will take you back in time with vast collections housed in 15 different buildings. Also included in the complex is part of the Tram Tower system which was, at one time, one of longest in the world, the Slash Ridge Fire Tower, and the famous Two-Story Outhouse. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, the staff is friendly, and the volunteers are the best around. Can easily become a half day adventure into the past. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the weather and views. The annual Living History will take place in conjunction with Cowboy Gathering the 3rd weekend in July.[Judy Stepp, 07/05/2009]
The snow gets so deep here, that in the winter, the bottom story is below the snow, then they used the top story.[Les Hildenbrandt, 03/04/2007]
Wonderful museum. Open all summer, has many old buildings and stores from the past. Also old schoolroom, two-story outhouse. The story on the outhouse is, when the snow is deep, the top outhouse is used -- and I forgot, this was a double outhouse (up and down both). Some time in July the city has Pioneer Day and the residents dress in old clothes of the 1800's.[BettyJo VanHouten, 01/19/2007]