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Drake Well Museum

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Address: 205 Museum Ln, Titusville, PA 16354-7657
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+1 814-827-2797
09:00 - 17:00
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Exhibits, operating oil field machinery and historic buildings honoring the...

Exhibits, operating oil field machinery and historic buildings honoring the beginning of the modern oil industry.

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Great trip through history.

Must visit for oil history buffs or anyone that likes history. Many wonderful displays and knowledgeable people. Fun for the whole family.

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Walt H
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Must visit for oil history buffs or anyone that likes history. Many wonderful displays and knowledgeable people. Fun for the whole family.

Thank Walt H
Titusville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I live in Titusville and go to Drake Well park almost every week. I love this place. It is beautiful. The museum is very well done. The bike trail is blacktop with a very slight incline going north. Almost all shade. There are many off-road trails too. We are home of the Oil-Creek 100K trail run. My favorite part of... More 

Thank KLL27
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

We made a visit to the Drake Well Museum. This is where the oil boom started. This is the original site where oil was drilled. The museum is very detailed with info and history. We can get a sense of what it was like back in the boom days. You can walk the grounds and see different specimens of equipment... More 

Thank 63impala
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Really pleasantly surprised by how modern and informative the main museum was, and then seeing the old equipment in operation was fabulous. Talk to Bill by the well, he knows everything. Amazing how important what happened in this small valley is to the history of the world. (Drake saved the whales!).

1 Thank Fred S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had seen wells around this area over the years, but did not really understand it. We saw the reproduction of Drake's well in the exact hole that Drake used. The volunteer running the well was excited and knowledgeable. The visitor center was fantastic and walking around looking at oil equipment and seeing "active" wells was fantastic. I will go... More 

Thank Ellen S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We visited the museum on Columbus Day. Admission was $10 for adults and $5 for age 3-11. We were instructed to head to the main museum building for an introductory video. Another museum visitor had gone in just before us and started the video (the attendant said we'd already missed too much of that showing) so we milled around the... More 

2 Thank Joey R
Bradford, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice museum for the whole family. Great history lesson on the birth of our oil story. $10 adult admission but I thought it was worth it. AAA discount so bring your card.

Thank firefighter4u
Spring Hill, Florida
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Museum is a great tour for all ages you can walk and explore where the very first oil well was discovered and find out why Pennsylvania is known as the Keystone State,and how people of the oil region lived and worked before,during and after the Oil boom..You can also walk threw a periodic correct replica of the original oil... More 

Thank Herman1970
Middletown, Pannsylvania, USA
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

I have wanted to go there for several years. I always wondered how the oil well and its collection happened. I visited the site and it is well worth going to. The site is very clean and well maintained. I toured the collection of exhibits and found them very interesting. It is well worth visiting. It went in detail how... More 

Thank joseph h
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The museum is full of information about the area, Drake himself and oil/petroleum in general. It is very interesting and there is a lot to see. There is also a lot to see outside as well. The grounds are very well kept. When you pay your admission at the gift shop, you are given a paper that has a map... More 

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