• National Heritage Area

    Oil Region

    National Heritage Area Pennsylvania

Preserving History

Oil Region National Heritage Area in northwestern Pennsylvania tells of the world’s first successful commercial oil well and a legacy of petroleum that continues to shape industry, society, and politics. The Oil Region includes oil artifacts, scenic communities, farmlands and woodlands, and industrial landscapes, and offers visitors heritage attractions and four seasons of outdoor recreation.

Did You Know?

Angler with walleye

This walleye of 11+ pounds was caught in the Allegheny River during the annual Buddy Bass Tournament held by the Oil Region Alliance. Area waterways also contain native and stocked trout,smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, carp, flathead catfish, perch, musky, bluegills, and northern pike. More...