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Lake Erie Region Trail of History Attractions

Pennsylvania's Trail of History is comprised of historic sites and museums across the Commonwealth that are operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. These attractions bring history to life for the enjoyment of all ages. The following attraction or attractions represent where the Trail of History passes through this region.

Erie Maritime Museum

As homeport of U.S. Brig Niagara, Erie Maritime Museum presents the story of Niagara as the reconstructed flagship of Pennsylvania and the warship that won the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. Offering a wide range of multimedia and interactive exhibits and coupled with lively interpretive programs, Erie Maritime Museum vividly illustrates Niagara's history and the region's rich maritime heritage. The Erie Maritime Museum is located on East Front Street in Erie in the old turbine building of the former Penelec Waterfront Generating Station. Learn More...

Drake Well Museum

The modern oil industry was born at the site of the Drake Well Museum. In 1859 Colonel Edwin Drake made the momentous discovery that made this the world's first commercial oil well. Tour a working replica at the site of the original well. See historic oil field equipment, and a unique collection of photographs, books, and artifacts. Indoor and outdoor operating exhibits. Admission. Museum. Shop, bike, and hike trails. Picnic pavilion rentals. Guided tours. The museum is located just off Route 8 south of Titusville in Venango County. Learn More...

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