Drake Well Museum

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Visitors can sense the feverish excitement of Pennsylvania’s oil boom years – which spurred the country’s greatest land rush since gold was discovered in California a decade earlier – by touring the Drake Well Museum near Titusville, Venango County. In August 1859, Edwin L. Drake drilled the world’s first producing oil well, forever hallmarking the site as the birthplace of the petroleum industry. In addition to objects, artifacts, and ephemera showcased in exhibitions, visitors can examine equipment placed throughout a park-like setting of more than two hundred acres.

Drake Well Museum
R.D. 3, Box 7
Titusville, Pennsylvania 16354-8902
(814) 827-2797
TDD (800) 654-5984