As a small museum fueled mostly by volunteer labor we are not able to keep regular open hours. We have a number of public event days starting each spring with our annual Egg Hunt. We also have select open house days each month when private tours are available. Group tours, field trips, and outreach programs are also available by reservation. Check our calendar or our different types of programs below.

Hours & Visit Options

December 1 to March 30: Closed for winter hiatus; office open for inquiries and information at 302-239-2385 or This is a great time to book your spring private tour or field trip!

April 1 to November 30: Open for private tours by reservation to groups of 8 or more, with the minimum waived for Open House Tour Days on the First Thursday and Third Sunday of the month OR public Steamin’ Days (with train and auto rides!). Explore the options below to learn more about the different options available.


Whether your group is big or small, our guided tours will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the mansion and museum collections. Don’t have a group, but want to see the museum or mansion? Visit us during an Open House day when no reservations are required. Click here to learn more.

Egg Hunt

Our annual Egg Hunt takes place Easter weekend and always sells out. Tickets go on sale a month before the event, and members (who are entitled to half-price tickets) may take advantage of Early-Bird Registration one week before tickets are available to the general public! Click here to learn more.

Train Day

Train Day is a special event celebrating all things train (big and small). Join us for special guests, displays, exhibits, and activities. Click here to learn more about what we have schedule for this year.

Steamin’ Days at Auburn Heights

If you are interested in car and train rides then Steamin’ Days are for you! These are the signature events of the Marshall Steam Museum when the entire site comes alive. Tour the museum or mansion, take rides in historic vehicles or trains, see firing up demonstrations, eat fresh steam-popped popcorn. Various admission options available. Click here to learn more.

Auburn Heights Invitational Historic Auto Display

Enjoy an elegant afternoon at Auburn Heights and help us raise money to keep our collections steamin’ forward. Each year, during the Invitational, we welcome an exceptional array of historic automobiles from the classic era for display. Featuring special exhibits and activities, great food, a silent auction, raffle and more, this event is a must-attend each year. Click here to learn more about this year’s theme.

Field Trips & Other Educational Programs

Please visit the Learn section of our website for complete information about our educational programs. We offer field trips on-site at Auburn Heights from April through November and outreach programs, where we bring the program to you, year-round.

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