2017 Calendar of Events

Something More Saturdays                 

Last Saturday of every month

Enjoy unique and entertaining learning experiences not included in a typical visit to the museum!  Program included with regular admission fees.  Special group admission rate.  Purchase 2 adult tickets and receive 3 youth tickets free.

2014  Pithole  Sledding  Party

Pithole Sledding Party

Pithole Sledding Party

February 11 (weather dependent)          

Grab your sled and cruise down the snow covered slopes of Pennsylvania’s legendary oil boomtown!  It’s the perfect way to shake off your winter blues.  Participants will enjoy hours of fun in the snow, hot cocoa, snacks, history and more.  Donations welcome.  Pithole Visitor Center 14118 Pithole Road, Pleasantville, PA 16341.

Petroleum Program Series

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6

Spend six consecutive Thursday evenings at Drake Well Museum and Park enjoying music, lectures, workshops or historic demonstrations related to the people, places and events of petroleum history.  Special admission fees apply.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  Program begins at 6:30 p.m. 

Charter Day

March 12

Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday!  A statewide celebration, Charter Day commemorates the founding of Pennsylvania through the 1681 charter that King Charles II of Great Britain granted to William Penn.  Free Admission.

MEET-U in 5 & ½

May 20

Enjoy a 5 or 13 mile race beginning at Drake Well Museum and Park and traveling through scenic Oil Creek State Park.   All proceeds will benefit the Mobile Energy Education Training Unit (MEET-U), an energy education outreach program managed by the Friends of Drake Well, Inc. in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  Registration fees apply.

Vintage  Baseball

Wildcatter Day at Pithole

Wildcatter Day at Pithole

June 3

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Pithole visitation season. Visitors will enjoy food, music, guided tours and a Vintage Baseball game, featuring the Addison Mountains Stars vs. the Somerset Frosty Sons of Thunder.  Come explore Pennsylvania's legendary oil boomtown from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.!  Special admission fees apply.

Pithole Visitor Center

June - August (Saturdays and Sundays)

Explore Pithole, Pennsylvania's legendary oil boomtown!  The Pithole Visitors Center will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Enjoy an orientation film, exhibits and a tour of the grounds.  Admission fees apply.

History Day Camp

July 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14

Join Drake Well Museum and Park for our fun-filled summer day camp.  Children grades 4-6 can participate in this hands-on history program, learning the ins and outs of working an oil lease, the environment and so much more.  Registration required and fees apply.

MEET-U Dice Run

July 15

Visit historic sites in the Oil Region National Heritage Area and support Drake Well Museum and Park’s educational mission!  All proceeds will benefit the Mobile Energy Education Training Unit (MEET-U), an energy education outreach program managed by the Friends of Drake Well, Inc. in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  Registration fees apply.

Dw  Marathon

Drake Well Marathon

Drake Well Marathon & ½

August 6

This unique Boston Marathon qualifying event starts and finishes at Drake Well Museum and Park, traveling along the historic streets of Titusville and utilizing the bicycle trail in Oil Creek State Park.  All proceeds benefit educational, interpretive and community programming at Drake Well Museum and Park.  Registration fees apply.

Drake Day

August 26

Celebrate the birth of the modern petroleum industry!  Event details will be announced in May.  Special admission fees apply.

Fall Gas Up

September 16

Drake Well Museum and Park will host the Annual Fall Gas Up, sponsored by the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Displays will include antique engines, farm and oil field equipment, cars, trucks and models.  Regular admission fees apply.

Annual Fall Gas Up

Annual Fall Gas Up

Pithole Lantern Tours

October 7

Join us as Pithole serves as the backdrop for an evening experience that brings oil history to life.  Visitors will meet historical figures during a nighttime tour of the legendary oil boomtown, hear historical music, and enjoy the splendors of fall with seasonal refreshments and activities.  Tours begin at 6:30 p.m. with the last tour departing at 9:30 p.m.  Special admission fees apply.