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Drake Well Museum

205 Museum Ln, Titusville, PA 16354-7657
+1 814-827-2797
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Everyone with an opinion about oil needs to visit this.

This museum is an excellent way to educate yourself about the oil industry in the U.S. and how it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
A Treasure

Whether hiding rocks, enjoying a train ride, taking a ride on the bike trail, looking for leaves... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pleasantville, Pennsylvania
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Exhibits, operating oil field machinery and historic buildings honoring the beginning of the modern oil industry.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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205 Museum Ln, Titusville, PA 16354-7657
+1 814-827-2797
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is an excellent way to educate yourself about the oil industry in the U.S. and how it affects literally everyone in so many ways. Yes, there were negatives along the way. Yes, the land where the oil drilling was being done looked horrid...More

Thank RoBoTeq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether hiding rocks, enjoying a train ride, taking a ride on the bike trail, looking for leaves for a school project, having pictures taken.....this place is a spot for all.

Thank tonannie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh, this is just your average normal museum. Not exactly. It surpassed my expectations. It gives a great depiction of how it all began. It is a must see.

1  Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of this place is fascinating! I'll probably visit again when I next go to the States, just for fun!

Thank DevineWard
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I loved the old oil rigs and machinery as well as the modern museum with all the displays. I learned sooo much at Drakes's Well and wouldn't hesitate to go back again. The picnic area and tables were really nice, and a good place to...More

1  Thank aznance
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Our whole family (parents and our kids ages 11-18) found this to be an excellent museum. The grounds and out-buildings are extensive, and the museum building has a lot of material as well. The highlight of the visit was the guide, Bill, in the building...More

1  Thank family1991
Reviewed 7 August 2017

You enter through the gift shop, which has a great selection of books, tourist junk, and nice crafts/art. The main museum building will offer a 17 minute movie about petroleum and the oil industry which is worth watching even though it is probably aimed at...More

1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Learning the history & importance of this "discovery" was great. The technology & progression would take a while to grasp. We only had a couple of hours, which is not an adequate amount of time to really understand all that is offered. A couple of...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The museum is very nice and informative. There are outside areas to see so if it is raining be sure to take an umbrella or jacket. Allow at least 1.5 hours as there is also a 15 minute movie to watch prior to checking out...More

Thank brenda l
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The origins of the oil industry began here and this museum provides a valuable insight to that historical event with interactive displays, artifacts, and working machinery. The beautiful grounds are well manicured, clean, and maintained. The main museum, Drake Well replica, and gift shop are...More

Thank Linda44149
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Dawna V
25 July 2016|
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Response from cherimatanimalhouse | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you pay in the gift shop and once you are inside everything is included. The movie is shown inside the museum.