Drake Well Museum, Titusville

Come see where the industry that puts a drop of oil in your life every day was born.

A steam engine whistle calls you to the replica of Edwin Drake's 1859 engine house, where oil from the famous well flows into a "never filling" barrel. Follow squeaking rod lines to learn how pioneer oil workers used one engine to pump many wells. They invented a whole new industry.

Don't forget your camera.

Feed plastic apples to "Ed and Dan" in the Oil Transportation building as you wait for the Nitro truck to explode. Walk the path along Oil Creek to the Oil Pits where Native Americans collected oil even before Columbus came to the new world. You might see bald eagles fishing for trout in the creek.

Listen to stories of life in oil boomtown days told by videos, tour guides, working antique machinery, and historic buildings. Smell oil from wells around the world. Make plastic. Play old fashion games. Wear your sneakers. Bring your bike. And pack a picnic lunch.

Museum GROUNDS open year round: Outdoor exhibits operate May through October
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  • Took my grandkids (ages 10,6&3) All enjoyed our visit. Enough hands on for the younger ones to explore. Movie show was geared for all ages. Our stop was about an hour and a half. Oct. 10, 2019 Their w...  more »
  • A nice day trip with drives along scenic roads to get there. There is a small gift shop where you pay your admission and enter the grounds. It was easy to park and seems to be handicapped accessible w...  more »
  • My parents took my sister and I here in the mid 70's. This June my husband and I visited. We both thoroughly enjoyed touring the museum, visiting the well itself (the gentlemen there was outstanding), walking the grounds to see various equipment and, of course, visiting the gift shop. This is a place that is great for all ages.
  • Incredible piece of American history. Museum is set up perfectly for all ages to enjoy and to learn. Highly recommend visiting - summer months when the engines are running outside would be the best time but even during the "off season" we enjoyed walking through the museum and learning about a vital piece of American history that gets glossed over by many.

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