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Drake Well Museum

Industry museum in Pennsylvania, United States / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Drake Well Museum and Park is a museum that interprets the birth of the American oil industry in 1859 by "Colonel" Edwin Drake along the banks of Oil Creek in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The museum collects and preserves related artifacts. The reconstructed Drake Well demonstrates the first practical use of salt drilling techniques for the extraction of petroleum through an oil well. A historic site, the museum is located in Cherrytree Township, 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Titusville on Drake Well Road, situated between Pennsylvania Routes 8 and 27. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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Drake Well Museum and Park
Replica Drake Well engine house and derrick
Established1934
Location202 Museum Lane
Titusville, Pennsylvania
United States
Coordinates41°36′40.4″N 79°39′26.7″W
TypeIndustry museum
DirectorMelissa Mann[1]
CuratorSusan Beates
Websitedrakewell.org
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