Museums in Oil City

Visit for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership at Fenton History Center (Up to 50% Off)

Fenton History Center

Jamestown

$16 $8

Jamestown's historical society educates locals about their area and ancestors through its exhibits, library, and genealogy researchers

Admission for Two, Four, or Six or Family Membership at Arms Family Museum of Local History (Up to 50% Off)

Arms Family Museum of Local History

the Arms Family Museum of Local History

$12 $6

This historical home-turned-museum documents the history of the Mahoning Valley through various galleries and exhibits

Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Up to 20 to the National Packard Museum in Warren (Up to 54% Off)

National Packard Museum

Warren

$32 $15

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The Packard Company's classic vehicles, catalogues, and photographs let visitors relive the company's heydey

Mechanical-Music-Machine Museum Visits at Debence Antique Music World (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Debence Antique Music World

Franklin

$16 $8

Explore the world of antique auto music players at a museum stocked with nickelodeons, music boxes, and phonographs

One- or Three-Month Auto-Storage Membership with Washing and Detailing at Imperial Auto Castle (58% Off)

Imperial Auto Castle

Cuyahoga Falls

$359 $150

The climate-controlled garage houses vehicles; techs detail cars, wash them monthly, and ply them with discounted maintenance and repairs

Canton Classic Car Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Canton Classic Car Museum

Canton

$15 $7.50

Inside decade-themed rooms, vintage treasures from Canton’s yesteryear complement old-school BMWs, Studebakers, and Cadillacs

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There's a lot of history at Venango Museum. Even its building is a relic of the past?it opened as a post office in 1905, back when stamps only cost a smile. Today, it holds a place on the National Register of Historic Places, and its various exhibits profile the science, culture, and history that defines Oil City. The museum's Latonia Theatre contains a restored and working 1928 Wurlitzer Theater Organ, and a 1937 Cord automobile stands as the centerpiece of the Asphalt Nation exhibit. The museum's other permanent displays showcase oil-industry artifacts.

270 Seneca St
Oil City,
PA
US

The Erie County Historical Society doesn't preside over just one museum—it maintains five of them. Of course, four of the museums are relatively small-scale, seeing that they're housed in former homes. Two homes from the Civil War era, known as the Battles Museums of Rural Life, feature historical gems as well as gardens and outdoor trails. Alternatively, the Cashier's House showcases relics related to the CFO of Erie's federal bank branch, who built the townhouse in 1839. At Watson-Curtze Mansion, the resplendence of the industrial era in Erie shines. And the Museum of Erie County History, exhibits pay homage to local history from pre-settlement to present day.

419 State St.
Erie,
PA
US

Housed in the stately 19th-century mansion of former governor Reuben E. Fenton, the Fenton History Center connects visitors of all ages to the rich history of the Jamestown area with museum tours, archeological outings, and children's programs. Visitors unearth mysteries about their family past through the genealogical and local history research center, or study their hometown's place in America's story with a wealth of exhibits. The museum's mementos include everything from a funeral card for Prince Louis Napol?on to letters from soldiers serving in the Civil War and World War II to photos of Lucille Ball, who was born in the city in 1911.

67 Washington St
Jamestown,
NY
US

Though Wilford and Olive Arms haven't lived in their house for decades, the sprawling Arts and Crafts-style stone building still holds their story. Today, the original period rooms house the Arms Family Museum of Local History, where permanent and temporary exhibits interpret different facets of the estate's?and the surrounding area's? history. One explores the home's conception and construction with original photographs, sketches, and Lego models, while another unveils the history of radio-broadcasting in Mahoning Valley. The Valley Experience exhibit, meanwhile, showcases the Mahoning River region's cultural past, focusing on the daily lives of those who lived there, from the first Native Americans to European immigrants to African-American freemen.

648 Wick Ave
Youngstown,
OH
US

The National Packard Museum preserves the Detroit-made Packards from 1903 to 1956, famous for their white-walled tires and art-deco chrome hood ornaments. The car of choice for statesmen and actors, the meticulously maintained Packards populate the National Packard Museum?s halls and exhibits. And they range from all eras, from the 1900 Model B to limousines, ambulances, and convertibles from the 1950s. Museum visitors learn how the Packard line advanced vehicular safety standards and how the company implemented design innovations, such as the steering wheel. Auto enthusiasts will also find the National Packard Museum replete with historical photographs, product catalogs, and company documents, which reveal plans to create a car that could be driven by super-intelligent muskrats by 1992.

1899 Mahoning Ave NW
Warren,
OH
US

Rising six floors above the historic Strip District, the Senator John Heinz History Center's handsome, redbrick exterior houses 275,000 square feet of exhibits and materials devoted to Western Pennsylvania. Long-term exhibits include From Slavery to Freedom, which traces the quest for equality from the antislavery movement to the modern struggles for Civil Rights, using indenture, manumission, and freedom papers from the Allegheny County recorder of deeds as starting points. Pittsburgh: A History of Innovation highlights the land's original inhabitants, the journey of Lewis and Clark, and the modern superhighways, whereas the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum delves into the history and lore of local athletics, from the Steelers? Immaculate Reception to Bill Mazeroski's title-clinching home run in game seven of the 1960 World Series. The museum also hosts nationally renowned traveling exhibits; click to see a list of current exhibits.

1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh,
PA
US