Pennsylvania

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad

Take a trip on the OC&T “through the valley that changed the world” and find yourself where oil history began. On the 3-hour historically packed adventure through Oil Creek State Park, tour guides will describe fortune seekers who brought on the world’s first oil boom. Ride the gondola for a scenic view of the valley. Visitors can mail a post card from the only operating Railway Post Office car in the United States. Visit the museum at Perry Street Station to see a collection of train and railroad memorabilia, and a display on Titusville, the Queen City. Group Tours offered to student groups of 20 or more.
 
Contact Info
Address: 409 S. Perry Street, Titusville, PA 16354. Crawford County. Tel: 814-676-1733. Email: ocandt@usachoice.net. Website: www.octrr.org. Hrs: Vary. Contact: Marie Rainey. 
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 3rd-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours, round trip. (One-way trips also available.) Cost: Fee.
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Railroad Excursion Lesson Plan

Did you know that before the invention of the railroad, Americans told time by the position of the sun in the sky? After the development of the railway system, Standard Railway Time was adopted to tell time more accurately. Students gain an understanding of how the railroad impacted many facets of American life. ... Continue