The modern oil industry was born at the site of the Drake Well Museum, where Edwin Drake drilled the world's first commercially successful oil well in 1859. 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 off Route 8 south of Titusville in Venango County.