Fall Gas Up
Saturday, September 9, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Visit Drake Well Museum and Park for its annual Fall Gas Up and experience the engines and equipment that powered Pennsylvania’s oil fields! Drake Well Museum will host the 39th Annual Fall Gas Up, sponsored by the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society, on Saturday, September 9th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Displays will include operating and stationary antique engines, farm and oil field equipment, tractors, models, and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and $5 for children ages 3-11; members of Friends of Drake Well are free. Entrance into the Drake Well Museum and its outdoor exhibits is included with admission; the museum will be open to visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Any collector is welcome and encouraged to bring engines and equipment to display at the event! Engines ranging in size from small Maytags used to power washing machines to large oilfield engines that pumped multiple wells will be displayed by exhibitors from across the tri-state area. Members of the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society, based in Saegertown, Pennsylvania, will also feature engines, tractors, and related equipment. Exhibitor registration will take place the day of the event, no pre-registration is required.
For more information contact Drake Well Museum at 814-827-2797.
Historic Pithole City Lantern Tours
Saturday, October 14, 2023
6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Join us for the Historic Pithole City Lantern Tours and experience history as it comes to life! Visitors will walk the former streets of the legendary oil boomtown, meeting some of Pithole's most famous historical figures along the way.
Tours depart every 10 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the last tour departing at 9:30 p.m. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Visitors are encouraged to arrive early, wear weather-appropriate clothing, and bring a flashlight. NOTE: the tours cover steep hills and semi-rugged terrain. Please wear sturdy shoes suitable for walking. Tours are walking only; golf carts and other vehicles are not provided.
Tickets are $10 each and can only be purchased in advance! Tickets are available for purchase online by clicking HERE as well as by calling 814-827-2797 or in-person at the Drake Well Museum Store during its hours of operation.
For questions or concerns, please contact Drake Well Museum and Park at 814-827-2797.
Historic Pithole City is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in partnership with Friends of Drake Well, Inc.