• 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.

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Children at model

Scale models of former boomtowns such as Petroleum Centre and Pithole (within Oil Region National Heritage Area) help young and old alike understand the rigors and routines of life amidst the active and sometimes dangerous oil leases. More...