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We only had about a half hour so we had to rush through this large, mostly outdoor, museum. The biggest exhibit is a reconstructed wooden oil Derrick over 100 feet tall. There is a smaller modern drilling rig and several pumpers. Equipment and vehicles fill...More
Unfortunately could only make a quick stop here as it was literally closing in 15 minutes. In the short time we saw enough to know we want to stop back again if we are in the area. Great artifacts from the history of California's oil...More
An interesting part of California history. The museum is quaint and well put together.I was interested in this museum as my grandfather worked in the oil fields in the early 1900's. My mother was born in Taft in 1917. We were greeted by one of...More
Taft is an oil town, and that history is a significant part of the story related in this large, sprawling museum, hosted by friendly, helpful and informative ladies. I really enjoyed my tour, and could have spent twice the time there. I went on Sunday,...More