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Give to Drake Well Today!

Help Friends of Drake Well in its mission to support Drake Well Museum and Park.

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Keeping History Alive for the Future

Friends of Drake Well, Inc., is the 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organization that supports the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission in the administration and operation of Drake Well Museum and Park in Titusville, Pennsylvania. Donate to Friends of Drake Well today to help us in continuing our mission to support Drake Well's educational and outreach programs, preservation and management of its vast collections, interpretation of its story and that of the Oil Region at large through state-of-the-art exhibits, and much more.

By giving to Friends of Drake Well, you are ensuring the future of Drake Well Museum and its own mission to uncover, preserve, and share Pennsylvania's rich petroleum history, connecting past to present through a diversity of perspectives and inspiring our global audience to strive for a sustainable energy future.

The museum serves as the historical heart of Pennsylvania's Oil Region National Heritage Area and is one of 23 historic sites and museums that make up the Pennsylvania Trails of History. For over 80 years, Drake Well Museum and Park has preserved and interpreted the site of the Drake Well, chronicling the birth and development of the petroleum industry in Pennsylvania as well as its growth into a global enterprise. Visitors to the museum’s 240-acre site enjoy a board-for-board replica of Drake’s engine house built around the National Historic Landmark well, an operating central power oil lease, a standard drilling rig, 12,000 square feet of interior exhibits, and the largest artifact and archival collection focused on the birth of the modern petroleum industry. Drake Well Museum and Park also offers an abundance of year-round recreational opportunities, including paved bike trails, delayed harvest fly fishing in Oil Creek, modern picnic facilities, hiking trails, and a neighboring 9,000-acre state park.

Help us keep Pennsylvania's petroleum history alive for future generations to discover - give today!