Steamin’ Days


The best way to experience Auburn Heights and the Marshall Steam Museum is to attend a monthly Steamin’ Day! 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 (note: masks currently required inside the mansion). You’ll find something for everyone, age 2 to 92! 

Join us on the first Sundays of every month from June through November, 12:30 – 4:30 pm.
Sunday, May 1 (Train Day – no antique auto rides)
Sunday, June 5
Sunday, July 3
Sunday, August 7
Sunday, September 4
Sunday, October 2
Sunday, November 6



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). NOTE: Currently, masks are required in the mansion since it is owned and operated by the State of Delaware.

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

Payment Options

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

Food and Beverages

Free popcorn may be enjoyed by all visitors during Steamin’ Day events, and food trucks, including Woodside Farm Creamery, will be on-site with tasty fare available for purchase. Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds at one of our many picnic tables.

Weather & Cancellations

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.

Pet Restrictions

Sorry, no pets except service dogs.



Experience a virtual Steamin’ Day created in 2020: Click here to attend Virtual Steamin’ Day

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