• 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?

Kennerdell Overlook

Kennerdell Overlook is the first of a series of new overlooks being developed for free access throughout the Oil Region. This rock outcropping on the east bank of the Allegheny River lets one observe the wild and scenic river below as well as extensive State Forest lands on the opposite shore. More...