Less than five minutes from the center of Hockessin, Delaware lies the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights. This hidden gem offers visitors a chance to climb into a historic automobile and experience traveling like it was in the early 1900s. The museum features the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars, a 1916 electric car, and two 1930s Packards, in addition to the Auburn Valley Railroad with its 1/8th-size coal-fired steam trains that circle the property and give passenger rides.
Steamin’ Days are back on first Sundays!
June through November, 12:30–4:30 pm
Enjoy the full Auburn Heights experience, with the opportunity to climb into an antique automobile, board one of the 1/8-size trains, and experience life and travel as it was at the turn of the 20th century. Admission includes entry into the newly renovated Marshall Steam Museum, activities for kids, and more! Mansion tours (when COVID restrictions permit) are available for an additional fee.
New for 2021... Marshall Steam Museum Summer Camps
If the incredible experience of firing up a steam locomotive or steam car sounds like a blast...then Steamin’ Summer Camp is for you! Campers will learn about the tools of the trade, get hands-on experience working alongside members of the Steam Team, and go for a ride! Space is limited, so sign up soon. The single-day Steam Train Camp takes place June 28, 9 am–4 pm, and Steam Car Camp is June 30, 9 am–4 pm. The camps are open to ages 10-14.
Looking for a whole week of summer fun? The museum will be partnering with the Center for the Creative Arts for History Comes Alive Summer Camp. Best suited for ages 7–10, this full-week camp occurs July 19–23 and will focus on creating history-based games, art, and more inspired by the dawn of the automotive age. Visit http://bit.ly/HistSummerCamp to learn more and register.
Family Field Trip
Want to get out of the house, have fun, and explore? Register now for a family field trip! Your family will enjoy a personal on-site program during which you’ll explore the museum and participate in hands-on activities related to cars and trains. Live “virtual” field trips will also be available on select dates throughout the summer.