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. For an additional fee, tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family.

Don’t miss these exciting days filled with old-fashioned fun for the whole family from 12:30 – 4:30 pm:

  • Sunday, May 2 – Train Day
  • Sunday, June 6  
  • Sunday, July 4 
  • Sunday, August 1 
  • Sunday, September 5
  • Sunday, October 3
  • Sunday, October 31: Steamin’ Halloween
  • Sunday, November 7
  • Saturday, November 27: Steamin’ Thanksgiving


Included with all admission options:

  • Fresh steam-popped popcorn from our vintage popper (regulations permitting)
  • 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.
  • Rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad and in select antique automobiles from the Marshall Collection, depending on the admission option selected.



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.

Mansion & Grounds Only Admission (no rides): $12 ages 13 and up, $6 ages 12 and under (infants free). Members may tour the mansion for $8 (ages 13 and up), $4 (ages 12 & under). 

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

We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard or Discover. 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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