Steamin’ Days











The best way to experience Auburn Heights and the Marshall Steam Museum is to attend a monthly Steamin’ Day! Climb into an antique automobile, board one of our trains, and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family. You’ll find something for everyone, age 2 to 92! 

Join us on the first Sundays of every month from June through November, 12:30 – 4:30 pm.

There will be plenty of tickets at entry, so advance purchase is NOT necessary! We take cash and credit cards. 


General Admission (includes rides in the antique autos and Auburn Valley Railroad): $15 ages 13 and up, $10 ages 12 and under (infants free). Free for Friends of Auburn Heights Members. 

Mansion Tour Add-On: $8 ages 13 and up, $4 ages 12 & under (infants free).

*Art-Reach ACCESS Delaware: Present your Delaware 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.

Included with All Admission Options

  • Rides in the antique autos and Auburn Valley Railroad
  • Fresh steam-popped popcorn from our vintage popper
  • Entry to the Marshall Steam Museum, featuring the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars plus a 1930s working Lionel electric trains display, exhibits, and gift shop
  • Kids activities/crafts
  • Firing Up Demonstration (at 1:30 pm) to see how we set a steam car in motion

To celebrate the legacy of Tom Marshall on what would have been his 100th birthday this year, we are partnering with Wilmington & Western Railroad for a special joint ticket “Founder’s Day” weekend. On Saturday, July 6 take a ride on the Wilmington & Western Railroad and on Sunday, July 7 enjoy a Steamin’ Day, with rides on our Auburn Valley Railroad. To learn more and purchase tickets, please click here


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. 

Food and Beverages

Free popcorn may be enjoyed by all visitors during Steamin’ Day events. Food trucks on site each event are Woodside Farm Creamery (cash only) and The Stand (cash preferred, accepts credit cards).

Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.

Weather & Cancellations

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.

Pet Restrictions

Sorry, no pets except service dogs.