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Hours & Visit Options
Our museum underwent exciting renovations in 2020! You can now visit every Thursday and Friday from 1 to 4 pm (excluding major holidays: Good Friday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve/Day and New Year’s Day). Admission is $8/adult and $4/child (12 & under). No advance registration or ticket purchase is needed!
The Marshall Mansion is open as well on Thursdays and Fridays for a single guided tour at 1 pm. Admission is $8/adult and $4/child (12 & under) — or tour BOTH the mansion and museum to save: $14/adult.
Parking is available on open days in the event lot across the street from the site. If parking is unavailable there, parking is available inside the estate between the museum and Carriage House or on the opposite side of the museum near the water tower.
Handicap and accessible parking is available within the estate between the Carriage House and the museum or past the museum near the water tower.
Reserved Private Tours
Tours of the Marshall family home and the Marshall Steam Museum are available to groups of 8 or more by advance reservation, Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 pm. Please note that no rides are offered during these private tour experiences.
Auburn Heights Mansion Tour: Explore the main two floors of the antiques-furnished Victorian mansion, home to three generations of the Marshall family and now managed by Delaware State Parks. Tour lasts approximately one hour and is $8/adult and $4/child (12 & under). Please note that Thursday and Friday tours begin promptly at 1 pm on the front porch so if you plan to tour the mansion, be sure to gather at the front door by 1:00 pm.
Marshall Steam Museum Tour: Experience the world’s largest collection of operating steam-powered automobiles! Other vehicles on display include a 1901 Mobile steamer, 1914 Model T, 1916 electric car and a 1932 Packard. In addition to these amazing vehicles, the museum features scale-size steam locomotives, standard-gauge Lionel electric trains from the 1930s, and more.
Tour Prices: Admission is $8/person ($4/child) for either the Mansion or Museum — or tour both for the discounted price of $14/person (a savings of $2/person). Please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance of your preferred tour date: (302) 239-2385 or email us.
The Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights 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
Click here to get directions using Google Maps.
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” 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” 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. 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.