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“Great Overview of the Origins of the Oil Industry”
Review of Drake Well Museum

Drake Well Museum
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Owner description: Exhibits, operating oil field machinery and historic buildings honoring the beginning of the modern oil industry.
Reviewed 30 August 2014

The park and museum includes a replica of the equipment used to drill the first oil well, and it is using the original well hole. They actually have steam up and run the steam engine. Additional old well equipment is also on site. The Museum Building is well done and explains the past and future oil drilling processes.

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

We came upon this by accident and really enjoyed it ! The museum is interesting and the park surrounding it is really lovely. A nice surprise along our way !

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

The museum is a nice combination of modern and up-to-date displays and educational information and actual old oil exploration equipment. The entire time period comes alive. Everyone is Pennsylvania should visit this museum!

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The Drake well and museum is simply a must if you're interested in or involved in the energy industry. They have some good working equipment that is fun to see and learn about. The museum itself is pretty small, but it has some interesting stuff. I enjoyed the visit and probably seeing the equipment much more than the museum building.

1  Thank Dan1718
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

PA Museum commission does themselves proud with this hard to find, but EXCELLENT museum. Outstanding new visitors center, great movie and helpful,knowledgeable docents. A great family stop to make all PA residents proud.

Thank Tom S
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