SATURDAY, November 27 Steamin’ Thanksgiving

Don’t miss old-fashioned fun for the whole family on SATURDAY, November 27, from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. Choose your activities, from rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad and in select antique automobiles to tours of the 1897 Marshall Mansion. We offer something for everyone, age 2 to 92!

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
  • A Firing Up Demonstration (at 1:30 pm) to see how we set a steam car in motion
  • Special kids crafts and activities
  • And more!


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).
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.
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.
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 due to the unusual noise (steam whistles) and activities with very small children.
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.

Purchase Tickets for the SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Steamin’ Thanksgiving ONLY Below

Advance purchase ends at noon the day before the event (so we have time to bundle up your tickets!), but we’ll have plenty of tickets available on event day.

REMINDER: MEMBERS are FREE and do NOT need to register in advance


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