National Heritage Area

(814) 677-3152

217 Elm Street

Oil City, PA 16301-1412

Welcome to the

Oil Region National Heritage Area

Pennsylvania’s Oil Region is rich with history. It was within the Oil Region that, in 1859, Colonel Edwin Drake drilled the world’s first commercial oil well, initiating a chain of events that literally changed the world.

This website will show you what the Oil Region National Heritage Area has to offer and also enjoy the guide to our region's historic Victorian architecture.