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Auburn Heights Preserve


Delaware State Park’s Newest Attraction

Visitors to Delaware State Park’s newest attraction will see what life was like at the dawn of the automotive age. Auburn Heights Preserve features a furnished mansion completed in 1897 as well as the Marshall Steam Museum with the largest collection of operating steam cars in the world. The collection is owned and operated by the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve.

The mansion, with its antique furnishings, and the museum, with steam cars and much more, are open to the public on select dates. Please check our program calendar for a complete schedule. Both are also available for tours by appointment. To schedule a tour, call (302) 239-5687. Tours will also be available during special events, such as Steamin’ Day.

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Special thanks go to Tom and Ruth Marshall for their generous donation of Auburn Heights to Delaware State Parks.

Auburn Heights is part of the Delaware History Trail

The History Trail sign is located in the event parking lot across the street from the Auburn Heights mansion. Download your passport today and start discovering what made the First State great!

Upcoming Events

Hike Through History

Saturday, August 18, 2018

11 a.m.

Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this hour-long trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Road. Free

Add to Calendar 8/18/2018 11:00:00 AM 8/18/2018 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike Through History Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and how the Trolley Trail got its name. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this hour-long trip. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Road. Free Auburn Heights State Park

Open House Tour

Saturday, August 18, 2018

1 p.m.

Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. This gorgeous Victorian Era mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please park in the lot across from the mansion on Creek Road.

Add to Calendar 8/18/2018 1:00:00 PM 8/18/2018 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tour Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. This gorgeous Victorian Era mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please park in the lot across from the mansion on Creek Road. Auburn Heights State Park

Open House Tour

Saturday, August 18, 2018

3 p.m.

Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. This gorgeous Victorian Era mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please park in the lot across from the mansion on Creek Road.

Add to Calendar 8/18/2018 3:00:00 PM 8/18/2018 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Open House Tour Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion. This gorgeous Victorian Era mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please park in the lot across from the mansion on Creek Road. Auburn Heights State Park