Nestled in the Piedmont’s Red Clay Valley, visitors to Auburn Valley State Park will discover the history of the Marshall Family, Yorklyn’s rich industrial history, and revitalization of this site. Previously known as Auburn Heights Preserve, Auburn Valley State Park features new hiking and paved biking trails, the historic Marshall Mansion completed in 1897, the Marshall Steam Museum, the Auburn Valley 1/8-scale railroad, and much more.
Special thanks go to Tom and Ruth Marshall for their generous donation of this Auburn Valley estate to Delaware State Parks.
Enjoy the last Steamin’ Day of the year. Support a local organization on Small Business Saturday, and relax with technology from an earlier time. Visit auburnheights.org or call (302) 239-2385. Group discounts available. Rides: $11 per adult, $8 under 13 Mansion: $12 per adult, $8 under 13 Combo: $19 per adult, $12 under 13 Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.
Dating back to 1897, the Marshall mansion tells the story of the family that once called Auburn Valley State Park home. The mansion, with its antique furnishings, is open to the public on select dates and for private tours by appointment. Check the Upcoming Events schedule below for a complete listing of public events.
The Marshall Steam Museum houses the largest collection of operating steam cars in the world. The museum contains historic Stanley Steamers, and gives guests the opportunity to experience life at the dawn of the automotive age first-hand. The museum is open to the public on select dates and for private tours by appointment. Check the Upcoming Events schedule below for a complete listing of public events.
Appreciate the beauty of Auburn Valley State Park by exploring Red Clay Creek. Discover the critical role of water in the industrial development of Yorklyn and the revitalization of the surrounding community.
One of the best ways to experience Auburn Valley State Park is by joining us for Steamin Days. Taking place monthly, park guests have the opportunity to tour the Marshall Mansion and discover what it would have been like to live there. The Marshall Steam Museum opens for tours on these days, and guests may enjoy rides on the miniature trains and steam cars that circle the property.
Tours of Auburn Heights, the Marshall family mansion, and the Marshall Steam Museum are available by appointment for groups of eight or more on non-event days. Tour tickets are $8 per person for either the mansion or museum tour, or $14 for both. Call (302) 239-5687 for information or to schedule a tour. Schedule tours at least one week in advance.
This timeless estate is a unique location for events ranging from weddings and rehearsal dinners to retirement parties and business meetings. Visit our Celebrations and Meetings page for more information.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Learn about the industrial and agricultural past of the area and how the Trolley Trail got its name. Meet at the Auburn Valley Trail parking lot on Farm Lane off of Benge Rd. Free
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion and the Marshall Steam Museum. Please note that there are stairs during the tour. The Marshall Steam Museum houses the world’s largest collection of operating steam cars. Mansion tours – 1 and 3 p.m. Steam Museum tours – 2 p.m. $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Enjoy the last Steamin’ Day of the year. Support a local organization on Small Business Saturday, and relax with technology from an earlier time. Visit auburnheights.org or call (302) 239-2385. Group discounts available. Rides: $11 per adult, $8 under 13 Mansion: $12 per adult, $8 under 13 Combo: $19 per adult, $12 under 13