Trails and Treasures Home Page  Road Trips  Buffalo, NW Pennsylvania, NE Ohio (May, 2006)

Drake Well Museum, Titusville

The first oil well in America was built here in 1859, but within three years Drake was out of business.  The reconstructed engine house was built in 1945, and a working steam engine was installed in 1986.  The museum shows a film about the discovery of oil staring a very young Vincent Price as Drake, and museum staff members perform a "fireworks" show that the busloads of school children absolutely love.