Steamin’ Days


One of the best ways 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. Plus, restrictions permitting, 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! 

Steamin’ Days: 12:30 to 4:30 pm:

  • Sunday, June 6 (Yorklyn Day!)** Click to purchase advance tickets (also available on event day at entry)
  • Sunday, July 4 (Stars, Stripes & Steam!)
  • Sunday, August 1 
  • Sunday, September 5
  • Sunday, October 3
  • Sunday, October 31: Steamin’ Halloween
  • Sunday, November 7
  • Saturday, November 27: Steamin’ Thanksgiving



For the fastest and most touch-free entry, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. All event tickets may be purchased online 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

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). 


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 Stanley in motion


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

We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay. Sorry, no pets except service dogs.


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.


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.



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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