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Amazing

All the history is left there. It's a really cool place to go and see. They have different... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
Kendy M
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Great History for first Oil Well

Very nice and wonderful material about first oil well and its history. Museum is newer with lots... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
DeannaTk
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Salem, Ohio
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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice museum for the whole family. Great history lesson on the birth of our oil story. $10 adult admission but I thought it was worth it. AAA discount so bring your card.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank firefighter4u
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Reviewed September 16, 2016

The Museum is a great tour for all ages you can walk and explore where the very first oil well was discovered and find out why Pennsylvania is known as the Keystone State,and how people of the oil region lived and worked before,during and after the Oil boom..You can also walk threw a periodic correct replica of the original oil well that produced the first barrel of oil...There are also have Car Shows,picnic areas,Bike trail,and places to fish,or just enjoy the beautiful countryside enjoying the various Birds,picture taking,or relaxing with your favorite book while enjoying the sounds of the historic Oil Creek...I would recommend this for Family vacations,Group outings,School Trips,or just a relaxing day...

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Herman1970
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

I have wanted to go there for several years. I always wondered how the oil well and its collection happened. I visited the site and it is well worth going to. The site is very clean and well maintained. I toured the collection of exhibits and found them very interesting. It is well worth visiting. It went in detail how Drake started it all and how the area became a short lived boom town.It would be a good place to bring the family and have a picnic and relax.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank joseph h
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

The museum is full of information about the area, Drake himself and oil/petroleum in general. It is very interesting and there is a lot to see. There is also a lot to see outside as well. The grounds are very well kept. When you pay your admission at the gift shop, you are given a paper that has a map and description of each of the outdoor exhibits. More signs outside each exhibit would be nice to describe what you are looking at.

There are admission discounts available for AAA members and military. We each saved $2 of the $10 admission with our AAA card.

The 20 minute video wasn't worth our time. We were expecting an informational video about Drake and the area, but it was more about oil, petroleum and what is made from it. It was interesting, but we would have rather spent the 20 minutes exploring the museum. There are many "hands on" exhibits which are fun.

Definitely give yourself a few hours to see everything. The museum and gift shop close at 4:45 p.m. but the outside grounds remain open, with the exception of the transportation building.

Recommended if you are in the area.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 18, 2016

I was frankly amazed at the extensive grounds and first class museum and outdoor exhibits. The museum is set at the original site. But there are also wide lawn and trees with historical exhibits. There is a beautiful creek and a four mile hiking trail. You could bring a picnic lunch and easily spend several hours relaxing and strolling the shady grounds and learn a lot about this aspect of Pennsylvania and US history. But use a Garmin because there was no signage that I saw directing you through town to the Museum.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank John O
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