Pedal Cars

On view now at the Marshall Steam Museum until November 27. Catch them before they pedal away for good!


When You Can View the Display

  • Steamin’ Days
    Sunday, November 7, 12:30 – 4:30 pm
    Saturday, November 27, 12:30 – 4:30 pm
    General admission $12 for adults 13 and older, $8 kids 12 and under; free for members
    The signature event of the Marshall Steam Museum, when the entire site comes alive! Tour the museum or mansion, take rides in historic autos or trains, see a firing up demonstration, enjoy fresh steam-popped popcorn and more. 
  • Behind the Steam: Pedal Cars
    Thursday, November 18th, 7:00 pm
    $6 general admission, free for members
    Learn more about pedal cars and this collection! Jared Schoenly, owner of Cabin Fever Auctions in Douglassville, PA, will share how the pedal cars came to them and delve into pedal car history, the ins and outs of running an auction house and what’s next for the cars! Program includes Dew Point beer, wine & light refreshments for purchase, plus time to explore the display. 
  • Weekly Open Days
    Thursdays and Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    $8 general admission, free for members
    View the pedal cars  during our weekly museum open days. Please note that no car or train rides are available on these days.


About the Auction
During our final Steamin’ Day of the season (November 27), Cabin Fever Auctions will be holding an online auction of the pedal cars, along with other toy memorabilia. You can watch the action online (or place your bid!) on their website. Please note: None of these items are owned by the Marshall Steam Museum and proceeds are not benefitting the museum (although we very much enjoyed “fostering” these wonderful items for the last three months).


Click on the links below to explore (virtually) the pedal car display:

Museum Lobby

Main Gallery Central Display

North End Museum Display

South End Museum Display

Or CLICK HERE to view all of the cars in the James Hopper Collection


We want to bring our pedal car exhibit to you! Please enjoy a complimentary pedal car activity packet, which includes a virtual scavenger hunt, curriculum-based activities, and additional resources. 

Click here for access to the pedal car classroom activities!

Click here for a virtual scavenger hunt of the exhibit


This program is partially funded by a grant from Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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