Auburn Valley Railroad Locomotive

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 15 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 December 15: Open for private tours by reservation to groups of 8 or more, with the minimum waived for Open House Tour Days on the First Friday and Third Saturday of the month OR public Steamin’ Days (with train and auto rides!) on the First Sunday of the month, June to November (plus Easter, Halloween and Thanksgiving). 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 always takes place Easter weekend and almost always sells out. Tickets go on sale a month before the event, and member get access one week earlier. Members receive free Egg Hunt tickets depending on their membership level, but still must reserve their tickets in advance. 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.

Birthday Bash 2016

Two celebrate two of our cars turning 100 in 2016 our first Steamin’ Day will be a Birthday Bash in honor of our 1916 Rauch & Lang electric car and our 1916 Stanley Touring Model 725. Click here to learn more about this exciting celebration. Click here to learn more.

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.

Evenings at the Museum

Once a month, take a look at the museum behind-the-scenes during this special evenings series. This year’s topic cover toy trains, Stanleys and racing, local Yorklyn history, fibre and paper, patents, and more. Click here to learn more.

Old-Fashioned Holiday

Each December, join us for a special holiday-themed program at the Marshall Steam Museum. The museum will be decorated and full of holiday cheer, and there will be something for everybody, regardless of age! Last chance to see the museum (at a discount too!) before we close for the winter. Click here to learn more.

Field Trips & Other Educational Programs

Please visit the Learn section of our website for complete information about our educational programs. We offer field trips here 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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