Hours and Prices

Drake Well Museum Visitor Center
Drake Well Museum Visitor Center

Drake Well Museum and Park

Hours of Operation:

April 1 - October 31

  • Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

November 1 - March 31

  • Friday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed Monday to Thursday

The museum store is closed from January to March.

Recreational areas are open from dawn to dusk year-round.

Drake Well Museum and Park is also closed the following days: Easter Sunday, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Admission Rates:

  • Adults $10.00
  • Seniors (65+ years) $8.00
  • Youth (3-11 years) $5.00
  • Ages 2 years & under Free

*Discounts available to groups of ten or more.

Guided Tours - To arrange a guided tour, please contact us for special guided tour pricing.

Promotions and Special Offers:

  • Active Duty Military We offer complimentary museum admission year-round to active members of the military and their families as part of the Blue Star Museums Program. Must show valid military ID when purchasing.
  • AAA Members — $2 off general admission ticket for AAA members. Must show valid AAA card when purchasing admission.
  • Museums for All — Explore Drake Well Museum and Park for a fee of $2 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and identification.

Please Note: These discounts may not be used in conjunction with one another, with other museum discounts or for group discounts. They apply to general admission only and exclude special programs and events.

Satellite Sites

Historic Pithole City

Pithole City is known in the Pennsylvania oil region as the oil boomtown that vanished as quickly as it appeared. The Visitor Center at Pithole is open Saturdays and Sundays from June through August. The grounds are open dawn to dusk year-round.

McClintock Well #1

The world's oldest continuously producing oil well. McClintock Well #1 was one of the hundreds of wells drilled along Oil Creek during the frenzy that followed the success of the Drake Well. The trailhead for the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail and interpretive area are open dawn to dusk year-round.

McClintock Well #1, c. 1915
McClintock Well #1, c. 1915