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Petrolia Discovery

Canada's Historic Oilfield

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This is a unique living history museum relating the story of the historic 19th-century oil boom. Visitors can see how crude oil was drawn from the ground from an original 60-acre 1870s oilfield, that is still operational today. A workshop and training ground for these early oil industry pioneers have been restored, as well as other historic buildings that include a blacksmith shop, hardware store, woodworking mill, and schoolhouse. Movies and photographpic displays explain the significance of Petrolia on the world oil market, and the museum displays the historic artifacts of these early industry pioneers. A picnic and play area is available. Open daily from the first Saturday in May through Labor Day; Monday-Friday, Labor Day through the end of October. Guided tours, group rates available.

Location: Box 1480, CR 4 west of Hwy 21, Petrolia Ontario N0N 1R0 Telephone 519-882-0897 Fax 519-882-4209

Other History nearby:
(Chatham) Chatham-Kent Museum
(Sarnia) Discovery House Museum
(Grosse Pointe) Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
(Thamesville) Fairfield Museum and Avenue of Peace
(London) Guy Lombardo Museum
(Mooretown) Moore Museum

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