Upcoming Events

2014  Pithole  Sledding  Party

Pithole Cabin Fever Party

Pithole Cabin Fever Party

February 1        

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.  

Location: Pithole Visitor Center, 14118 Pithole Road, Pleasantville, PA 16341.

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.


"Wisdom & Wine" Lecture Series

March 5, 12, 19 & 26

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 5:30 p.m.  Program begins at 6:30 p.m. 

Charter Day

March 8

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.  Noon-5:00 p.m.

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.

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.


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.