2019 Calendar of Events

Something More Saturdays                 

Last Saturday of every month

Enjoy unique and entertaining learning experiences not included in a typical visit to the museum!  Programs included with regular admission fees.

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Pithole Cabin Fever Party

Pithole Cabin Fever Party

February 2        

Tired of being cooped up in the house?  Escape to Historic Pithole City and shake off your winter blues with games, crafts, food and fun.  If there's snow, grab your sled and cruise down the legendary boomtown's slopes or build a snowman!  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Donations welcome.  Pithole Visitor Center, 14118 Pithole Road, Pleasantville, PA 16341.

MEET-U Pancake Breakfast

March 2

Beat your cabin fever and enjoy all you can eat pancakes with maple syrup.  Your meal will also include sausage, eggs and your choice of beverage.  The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the YMCA Educational Building at 528 West Main Street in Titusville.  Fees apply.  All proceeds will benefit the museum's Mobile Energy Education Training Unit (MEET-U), an energy education outreach program.

Petroleum Program Series

March 7, 14, 21, & 28

Spend four consecutive Thursday evenings at Drake Well Museum and Park enjoying music, lectures, workshops or historic demonstrations related to the people, places and events of petroleum history.  Special admission fees apply.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  Program begins at 6:30 p.m. 

Charter Day

March 10

Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday!  A statewide celebration, Charter Day commemorates the founding of Pennsylvania through the 1681 charter that King Charles II of Great Britain granted to William Penn.  Free Admission.

MEET-U in 5 & ½

May 18

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 Mobile Energy Education Training Unit (MEET-U), an energy education outreach program.  Registration fees apply.

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Wildcatter Festival

June 8

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.  



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.

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Discovery Days

Discovery Days

July 11, 18, 25 & August 1

Exploration, adventure, discovery and creativity awaits YOU this summer! Join Drake Well Museum and Park and Oil Creek State Park for four fun-filled Thursdays.  Children ages 8-12 can participate in this day long, hands-on program and learn about the Oil Region’s rich history and environment.  Each Thursday will be filled with engaging presentations by a wide variety of  professionals and dynamic hands-on activities.  Children will experience nature, perform experiments, discover history through artifacts and exhibits and so much more!

Registration required and fees apply.  Limited to 25 children per day.  Space will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


July 13

Bring your appetite to Drake Well Museum and Park and enjoy a dinner of smoked St. Louis style ribs, coleslaw, baked beans and a cold drink all served with our special Sweet Crude barbeque sauce.  All proceeds will benefit the museum's Mobile Energy Education Training Unit (MEET-U), an energy education outreach program.  Fees apply.

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Drake Well Marathon

Drake Well Marathon & ½

August 4

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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Drake Day - Let's Rock!

August 24

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Drake Day - Let's Rock!

Join us as we celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Drake Well and the birth of the modern petroleum industry.  The theme for this year's Drake Day event is the origins of oil.  Visitors will spend the afternoon discovering dinosaurs, hunting for fossils with a paleontologist, identifying rocks with geologists, participating in hands-on activities,  climbing a rock wall and much more.  Special admission fees apply.

Fall Gas Up

September 21

Drake Well Museum and Park will host the Annual Fall Gas Up, sponsored by the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Displays will include antique engines, farm and oil field equipment, cars, trucks and models.  Regular admission fees apply.

Annual Fall Gas Up

Annual Fall Gas Up

Pithole Lantern Tours

October 12

Join us as Historic Pithole City serves as the backdrop for an evening experience that brings oil history to life.  Visitors will meet historical figures during a nighttime tour of the legendary oil boomtown, hear period music and enjoy the splendors of fall with seasonal refreshments and activities.  Tours begin at 6:30 p.m. with the last tour departing at 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking on "Special Events" in our online store.