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Drake Well Museum

Drake Well Museum

Birthplace of the modern oil industry in 1859. Operating oil field machinery surrounds a replica of Edwin Drake's original well house. Guided gallery and grounds tours with hands-on activities show how oil dependence began. Programs include Antique Auto Show, Fall Gas Up Engine Show, Nitroglycerine Show, Heritage Lecture Series, Oil Heritage School Tours and Summer History Camps. Visitor services include orientation films, research library, museum store and picnic pavilions. Nearby are McClintock Oil Well #1 (1861) and Pithole City Boomtown (1865). Biking and hiking trails connect to nearby Oil Creek State Park; the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad boards at Drake Well. Operated in partnership with Friends of Drake Well Inc.

Phone

814-827-2797

Hours of Operation

March:

MON: CLOSED
TUE: CLOSED
WED: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
THU: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
FRI: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SAT: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SUN: noon - 5:00 pm

April - December:

MON: CLOSED
TUE: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
WED: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
THU: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
FRI: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SAT: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SUN: noon - 5:00 pm

Admission Details

Adult: $6.00
Seniors (65+) & Discount: $5.00
Youth (3-11): $3.00
Children under 3: Free
Active Military Duty & Immediate Family:
Free
Friends of Drake Well members:
Free

Discounted rates for group tours by reservation.

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