Upcoming Events

Drake Well Museum and Park, a Museum & Historic Site owned and administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), will follow the directives developed in conjunction with the Governor’s Office, Department of Health, and the Department of General Services. Unfortunately, this means that the site is closed to all visitors during the months of March and April. In addition group events, tours and facility rentals are cancelled through the end of April. The Museum can be reached during regular business hours by calling 814-827-2797.


Drake Well 5 & ½ Trail Race

May 2

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 museum's education programs.  Registration fees apply.

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Wildcatter Festival

June 13

The Wildcatter Festival celebrates the beginning of the summer visitation season at Historic Pithole City and is the perfect opportunity for folks to experience Pennsylvania’s legendary oil boomtown.  

Visitors will enjoy guided tours, living history demonstrations, food and live music. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Historic Pithole City located at 14118 Pithole Road, just off Route 227 near Plumer, PA.  

Special Admission Fees Apply

Directions:

From Titusville - Follow PA-27 East about 4.5 miles to PA-227.  Turn right onto PA-227 West and drive 5 miles.  Turn left onto Pithole Road.  Drive 2 miles and museum entrance will be on the right.

From Tionesta - ATTENTION! BRIDGE IS CLOSED ON PITHOLE ROAD.  FOLLOW THESE DETOUR DIRECTIONS.  Follow PA-36 North about 10 miles to PA-227.  Turn left onto PA-227 West and drive 5 miles.  Turn left onto Pithole Road.  Drive 2 miles and museum entrance will be on the right.

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.

Drake Well Marathon & ½

August 2

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.

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Annual Drake Day Celebration

August 22

Join us as we celebrate the anniversary of the Drake Well oil strike. Fun for all ages. Activities TBD.  Special admission fees apply.