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Drake Well Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Great Perspective on the History of Oil Production in Pennsylvania

This is a well maintained and equipped museum which traces the discovery and production of oil in... read more

Reviewed today
Binghamton, NY
Took our 10 year grandson

This visit was exploratory for other family members to consider for possible future visits. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Liberty, South Carolina
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“oil industry”(25 reviews)
“steam engine”(6 reviews)
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Exhibits, operating oil field machinery and historic buildings honoring the beginning of the modern oil industry.
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205 Museum Ln, Titusville, PA 16354-7657
+1 814-827-2797
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Reviewed today

This is a well maintained and equipped museum which traces the discovery and production of oil in Western Pennsylvania from the first uses by Native Indians through the discovery and establishment of the first well in 1859 by Edwin Drake to the Present Day. A...More

Thank CDR102EN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This visit was exploratory for other family members to consider for possible future visits. The introductory video was very well put together and interesting points made. The information boards were very informative, though for the younger ones I felt far too much verbiage and not...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice area to visit. Historical buildings and old oil rigs. interesting history. Knowledgable staff. Nice gift shop.

Thank Deb H
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Very educational and enjoyable. Plan on spending a few hours here to take it all in. Very well maintained site with friendly volunteers! Highly recommended👍

Thank Chris B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The museum shows the first oil well and describes the oil boom that followed. Inside the museum there are artifacts, videos, and interactive educational activities for all ages. Outside, travelers can walk the beautiful shady grounds and view equipment of the time frame. There are...More

Thank smmaynard21
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Fascinating stroll through the history of the oil industry that began in Pennsylvania (we didn't know that!).

Thank steamfan007
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

After the train ride we stopped at the Drake museum park for a picnic lunch. We didn’t tour the museum however it was interesting to be at a historic site.

Thank Charlene H
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Wow! What a place! Extremely educational and informative. The displays in the museum and the out buildings were facinating. Inside the museum you can and should watch the little movie that explains the history of the well and oil in the region. The dispays and...More

Thank daniela r
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Well planned and designed site. The visitors center takes about an hour to go through and is full of information about the oil industry in general and the industry in this particular area- there are exhibits about the history of oil drilling and exploration, the...More

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed December 24, 2017

The area, for a start, is beautiful and kinda wild. The museum itself is very thorough and tells the history of oil in details. Of course, there is not much about the climate impact of oil exploitation, but overall, I felt that the museum was...More

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Dawna V
July 25, 2016|
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Response from cherimatanimalhouse | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you pay in the gift shop and once you are inside everything is included. The movie is shown inside the museum.