Steamin’ Days

 

The best way to experience Auburn Heights and the Marshall Steam Museum is to visit us during our monthly Steamin’ Days! Climb into an antique automobile, board one of our trains, and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family. You’ll find something for everyone, age 2 to 92! 

*Advance purchase is not required, and members are FREE and need NOT register.* If you wish to purchase tix in advance, click on desired date below. Advance sales end at noon on the day before (to give us time to bundle the tickets), but rest assured we’ll have plenty available at entry!*

Steamin’ Days: 12:30 to 4:30 pm

 

STEAMIN’ DAY ADMISSION

It is NOT required, but you may pre-purchase tickets, if you wish, by clicking on the desired date above or by calling the Friends of Auburn Heights Office (302-239-2385) weekdays 9 am to 5 pm.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at admin@auburnheights.org.  

General Admission (Rides Ticket) includes 4 rides in the antique autos or Auburn Valley Railroad: $12 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 12 and under (infants free). General/Rides Ticket admission is free for Friends of Auburn Heights Members. Members may tour the mansion for $8 (ages 13 and up), $4 (ages 12 & under).

Mansion & Grounds Only (no rides): $12 ages 13 and up, $6 ages 12 and under (infants free). 

Combo Ticket: Do it all — rides & mansion tour: $20 ages 13 & up, $14 ages 12 and under (infants free). 

*ACCESS Delaware: Present your ACCESS card and receive admission or tickets for up to four people at $2 each. Not valid with any other offer or group rate. Visitors must present their ACCESS card along with a photo ID to receive the discount. Not valid on special exhibitions, special events or features, or with any other offers or groups rate. ACCESS Delaware is a region-wide initiative led by Art-Reach.

Included with all admission options:

  • Fresh steam-popped popcorn from our vintage popper
  • Entry to the newly renovated Marshall Steam Museum, featuring the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars plus a 1930s working Lionel electric trains display, steam engine display, exhibits, and gift shop
  • Kids activities/crafts
  • Firing Up Demonstration (at 1:30 pm) to see how we set a steam car in motion

 

Group Rates: Discounts available for groups of 20 or more when booked in advance. For group inquiries, e-mail admin@auburnheights.org.

 

Payment Options: We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay. 

 

Please Note: We never let a little drizzle dampen our spirits, so all events are rain or shine.  In the event of especially inclement weather, you may call the Friends of Auburn Heights office at (302) 239-2385 for a recorded message that will indicate any change in regular plans. Sorry, no pets except service dogs.

 

Food and beverages: Free popcorn may be enjoyed by all visitors during Steamin’ Day events, and prepackaged foods, such as chips and beverages, will be available for sale (while supplies last). Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds at one of our many picnic tables.

 

VIRTUAL STEAMIN’ DAY 

Last year, we created a virtual Steamin’ Day (and Train Day) experience full of lots of unique content, videos, and activities.

Click here to attend Virtual Steamin’ Day

Click here to attend Virtual Train Day

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