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Hours & Visit Options

Our museum has undergone exciting renovations! You can now visit every Thursday and Friday from 1 to 4 pm (excluding major holidays, such as Good Friday, Christmas Eve/Day and New Year’s Day). Admission is $8/adult and $4/child (12 & under). 

**Please note that no rides are offered during these open hours. To schedule a private tour, please contact our Director of Public Programs or call 302-239-2385. 

Parking is available on open days in the event lot across the street from the site. If parking is unavailable there, parking is available inside the estate between the museum and Carriage House or on the opposite side of the museum near the water tower.

Handicap and accessible parking is available within the estate between the Carriage House and the museum or past the museum near the water tower. 

Tour Options:

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour: Explore the main two floors of the antiques-furnished Victorian mansion, home to three generations of the Marshall family and now managed by Delaware State Parks. Tour lasts approximately one hour and is $8/adult and $4/child (12 & under). Please note that Thursday and Friday tours begin promptly at 1 pm on the front porch so if you plan to tour the mansion, please be sure to gather at the front door by 1:00 pm.

Marshall Steam Museum Tour: Experience the world’s largest collection of operating steam-powered automobiles! Other vehicles on display include a 1901 Mobile steamer, 1914 Model T, 1916 electric car and a 1932 Packard. In addition to these amazing vehicles, the museum features scale-size steam locomotives, standard-gauge Lionel electric trains from the 1930s, and more.
CURRENTLY ON TEMPORARLY DISPLAY: “From Tot Rod to Kidillac: The James Hopper Pedal Car Collection” on view until the end of November. Come see 80 pedal cars from one person’s private collection before they are sold by Cabin Fever Auctions on November 27 (online). 

Tour Prices: Admission is $8/person ($4/child) for either the Mansion or Museum — or tour both for the discounted price of $14/person (a savings of $2/person). For more information, call (302) 239-2385 or email us

Steamin’ Days at Auburn Heights

If you are interested in car and train rides, then Steamin’ Days are for you! These are the signature events of the Marshall Steam Museum when the entire site comes alive. Tour the museum or mansion, take rides in historic vehicles or trains, see firing up demonstrations, eat fresh steam-popped popcorn. Various admission options are available. Click here to learn more.

Auburn Heights Invitational Classic Car Show & Garden Party

Enjoy an elegant afternoon at Auburn Heights and help us raise money to keep our collections steamin’ forward. Each year, we welcome an exceptional array of historic automobiles from the classic era through the 1960s. Featuring special exhibits and activities, great food, a silent auction, raffle and more, this event is a must-attend each year. Click here to learn more about this year’s event.

Egg Hunts

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Train Day

Train Day is a special event celebrating all things train (big and small). Join us for special guests, displays, exhibits, and activities.  Click here to learn more and register for this annual event.

Field Trips, Outreach Programs and Other Educational Opportunities

We are now offering virtual outreach programs and virtual field trips, in addition to in-person programs! Please visit the Learn section of the website to book a program with us or contact our Director of Public Programs or call the office to explore in-person learning opportunities. Click here for more information on Outreach Programs and here for information on Field Trips.

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