Oil Region National Heritage Area is located in northwestern Pennsylvania. Commuter air service lands at the Venango Regional Airport in Franklin, Pennsylvania at the center of the Oil Region. Vehicle drivers who access Exits 29, 35, 42, and 45 of I-80 immediately enter the southern edge of the Oil Region National Heritage Area. Major communities are Emlenton, Barkeyville, Cranberry, Franklin, Oil City, and Titusville.
Oil Region National Heritage Area in northwestern Pennsylvania tells of the world™s first successful commercial oil well and a legacy of petroleum that continues to shape industry, society, and politics. The Oil Region includes oil artifacts, scenic communities, farmlands and woodlands, and industrial landscapes, and offers visitors heritage attractions and four seasons of outdoor recreation.