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Uncover Pennsylvania’s rich petroleum history!

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Outdoor Exhibits

Explore oil field equipment and watch history in motion.

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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, historic buildings and more, 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.