Oil Region National Heritage Area

This is your chance to visit the birthplace of the worldwide petroleum industry. With its full-size replica of the world’s first oil well, the Drake Well Museum and Park helps visitors realize how oil impacts their lives today. On board the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad, relive the early days of oil with stories from boomtowns like Pithole and Petroleum Centre. Today, anglers cast their lines in the scenic Allegheny River and Oil Creek, where oil derricks dotted the hillsides 150 years ago. From charming Victorian towns with their great festivals and warm hospitality, to the terrific bicycle trails and scenic overlooks, the Original Oil Country is ready for your visit.

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(Photo: Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad)

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