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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
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
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
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
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
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