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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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Drake Well Marathon Returns in 2022

Small town race featuring beautiful scenery. Join us!

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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 (DW676).

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

Using orientation films, exhibits, 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 perks, volunteer opportunities, shopping, and recreational experiences.