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The Oil Museum of Canada is a National Historic site located in Oil Springs, Ontario.

It attracts 4500 visitors per year to the world’s first commercial oil field. The museum is located on 10 acres and is comprised of seven buildings, four of which are historic structures, two holding Ontario Heritage Designations. The Oil Museum partnered with community and planning stakeholders to achieve the designation of Ontario’s  first industrial Heritage Conservation District.


Today, working oil wells adjacent to the museum still trickle away in this Oil Heritage Conservation District… a unique pocket of history!