The Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve is conveniently located just outside Wilmington, Delaware, along the Red Clay Creek in scenic Yorklyn:
- 40 min from Philadelphia
- 15 min from Wilmington, DE
- 10 min from Kennett Square, PA
GPS: The best GPS address for Auburn Heights is 3000 Creek Road, Hockessin DE (many satellite systems cannot handle a return to yesteryear and have difficulty locating the town of Yorklyn).
From Wilmington: Take Rte. 48 (Lancaster Pike) or Rte. 41 (Newport Gap Pike) to Hockessin. At the main traffic light in Hockessin, turn right on Yorklyn Rd. and go about 2 miles until you reach the bridge across Red Clay Creek. Follow the brown “Auburn Heights Preserve” sign to make a sharp left onto Creek Road as soon as you cross the bridge. Auburn Heights is ¼ mile ahead. Parking for events is in the field on the right.
From Pennsylvania: Take Rte. 41 south to the second traffic light in Hockessin, Delaware. Turn left onto Yorklyn Rd. and go about 2 miles until you reach the bridge across Red Clay Creek. Follow the brown “Auburn Heights Preserve” sign to make a sharp left onto Creek Road as soon as you cross the bridge. Auburn Heights is ¼ mile ahead. Parking for events is in the field on the right.
When booking a private tour, please mention any accessibility needs you or your group might have so that we can make arrangements ahead of time. The museum building is accessible to individuals with disabilities, but the historic mansion may not be due to its many steps, both inside and out. Please advise the F.A.H.P. office at the time of reservation of any special needs in terms of wheelchairs, walking limitations, etc. for your group, and we will be happy to assist or advise of the existing challenges. We are happy to help in any way possible, but please note that the public restrooms are not wheelchair accessible.
On public event days, vehicles with official permits may use designated parking spaces in the Event Parking area. Parking attendants will be happy to point visitors to them upon arrival. Reserved tour groups with 4 or fewer vehicles may park alongside the museum. Please call to inquire if you need directions or assistance.
Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve
P.O. Box 61
Yorklyn, DE 19736
PHYSICAL STREET ADDRESS
Auburn Heights Preserve
3000 Creek Road
Hockessin, DE 19707