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Wildcatter Day at Pithole

Interact with living history! Enjoy guided walking tours, living history, lumber splitting demonstrations, craftspeople, Civil War reenactors and more!

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Drake Well Marathon Returns in 2022

Small town race featuring beautiful scenery. Join us!

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Visit Historic Pithole City

Tour Pennsylvania's legendary boomtown this summer! Open Saturdays and Sundays through August.

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Register for Discovery Days Camp

Join Drake Well Museum and Park for fun-filled Thursdays in July at Discovery Days Camp.

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Drake Well Engine House Replica

Outdoor exhibits are open for the season!

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Interior Exhibits

Did you know there’s a drop of oil and gas in your life every day?

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Visit Drake Well Museum and Park

Edwin L. Drake (right) in front of the Drake Well engine house in 1861.
Edwin L. Drake (right) in front of the Drake Well engine house in 1861.

In 1859 the Drake Well struck oil, launching an industry that has forever shaped our modern world.

Using orientation films, exhibits, operating oil field machinery, and historic buildings, Drake Well Museum and Park tells the story of the petroleum industry’s birth in Pennsylvania and its growth into the global enterprise it is today.

Visitors to the museum’s 240-acre site enjoy a variety of special events, educational programs, membership, volunteer, shopping, and recreational experiences.