In 1881, the Bradford Oil Field produced an incredible 83% of the United States total oil output; over 90,000 wells were drilled here. Located in northwestern Pennsylvania in McKean County, the oil comes from the upper Devonian Bradford Sands.
The Penn Brad Oil Museum preserves the philosophy and spirit of a historic oil community. You will experience the boom times of the world’s first billion dollar oil field. Tour an oil lease house, then plan a walking tour along the nearby Main Street of Bradford’s National Historic District to view the eclectic architecture of the community built by the Oil Baron’s during the early 1900’s.
The Bradford Oil Field continues to be a productive part of Pennsylvania’s petroleum industry today.
Hear the “Wild Catting Tales” at the site of our 72 foot tall, 1890 Era Standard Rig. You can experience the excitement of the FIRST billion-dollar oil field.
Guided tours by oil country veterans. See yellow dogs and barkers, headache posts, hurry-up sticks and sucker rods, all used to produce that miracle molecule of oil found in PA. Learn the story of “Music Mountain”
Guided Tours and Admission
Children 12 and under FREE as well as active military and their families.
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