2018 Eastern Steam Car Tour

Mark Your Calendars & Reserve Your Hotel Rooms Now for the
Return to Auburn Heights  Steam Car Tour


The Marshall Steam Museum and Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve (FAHP) are proud to host the 2018 Eastern Steam Car Tour. Tour Chairman Tom Marshall and the Tour Committee are already busy making plans for an extraordinary itinerary.


The 40-room block at the original host hotel (Fairfield Inn & Suites) is fully booked (but availability can change moment to moment, so please check if interested), so we have arranged a special rate (only a little more) at another nearby location, which will also be the site of the closing banquet. We encourage anyone who is thinking about attending to book now (especially if you have particular room requirements). The hotel blocks can fill quickly, and there is no penalty for cancelling if you do so at least a week in advance of arrival. So make your reservations now to avoid disappointment!


TOUR REGISTRATION: If you received this message directly, you are on the list to receive the Tour Registration Form, which we will send by mid-April (in time to put that tax refund money to good use!). If you received this as a forward from a friend and wish to get info first-hand, please email Susan to be added to the official email list.



  1. Inn at Mendenhall, 323 Route 52, Kennett Pike, Mendenhall, PA 19357, with trailer parking on-site and complimentary hot breakfast buffet. We have arranged a special rate of $119/night (plus tax) for Sunday through Thursday nights; for Friday, July 13, the group discount rate will be $145 (plus tax). Important notes: (1) these rates expire May 24, 2018 or when capacity has been reached, and (2) the closing banquet will be held at this location. To book, call (610) 388-2100 and identify yourself as part of the Marshall Steam Museum (Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve) group (sorry, there is no online reservation option for the group rate at this hotel).
  2. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (Kennett Square, PA), with trailer parking at the hotel & complimentary breakfast. We have arranged a special rate of $115/night (plus tax), but as of last reporting, all Double and King rooms are booked. Click here to book online or call the hotel at (610) 444-8995 and identify yourself as a participant in the “Steam Car Tour” to receive the special rate.
  3. LAST RESORT OPTION: Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square, 815 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348. A block of rooms has been reserved for the modestly discounted rate of $169/night (plus tax). Rate does not include breakfast, and trailer parking has not been confirmed. We found a lesser AAA rate ($164/night) online, so we encourage participants to check “regular” rates to confirm best options. Click here to book online and receive the pre-arranged $169/night rate or call the hotel at (610) 444-9100 and request the Eastern Steam Car Tour rate.


We hope you will plan to join us next summer! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call 302-239-2385.

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