View of Auburn Heights Mansion at Auburn Valley State Park

Auburn Valley State Park


Auburn Valley Master Plan Updates

Please visit the Auburn Valley Master Plan site for more information on the project displays, exhibits, and comment form.

Find Your Adventure at Auburn Valley

Steam car tour at Auburn Valley State Park

Ride a Vintage Steam Car

Visit the Marshall Steam Museum on Steamin’ Days and learn about steam power and the role of water.

The Red Clay Creek at Auburn Valley is socked with trout each spring

Fish the Red Clay Creek

Visit this creek in April to catch freshly stocked trout, or take part in a children’s fishing program.

The Oversee Farm Trail leads to a local farmhouse and barn

Hike the Oversee Farm Trail

Enjoy a 1.1-mile hike as you explore the architecture of the local farmhouse and barn found here.

The Marshall Family bridge is an 1883 bowstring truss bridge from Iowa. It was salvaged and brought to Auburn Valley State Park in 2018.

Watch a Sunset from the Marshall Family Bridge

Hike or bike through the natural and cultural history of Yorklyn! Stop at historic overlooks to learn about the textile mills that once stood throughout the region.

Auburn Heights mansion retains many original Victorian furnishings

Tour Auburn Heights Mansion

This Queen Anne-style home, built in 1897, is a stellar example of Victorian style and decor. It includes many of the Marshall family's original furnishings, and remains today much as it did when three generations of the family lived there.

The former Marshall Brothers Paper Mill is a glimpse into Delaware's industrial past

Superintendent’s Pick: Tour the Paper Mill

Check out the former Marshall Brothers Paper Mill for a glimpse of Delaware's industrial past. Be sure to bring your camera!

About the Park

Nestled along the Red Clay Creek and home to the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley Steamer cars, Auburn Valley State Park highlights Yorklyn’s rich industrial history. The historic Marshall Brothers Paper Mill in its undisturbed condition complements the Queen Anne Mansion and surrounding estate, while transitional forest and remediated wetlands outside the former National Vulcanized Fiber site round out the park. Rare 19th century bridges from across the country are restored and brought to Auburn Valley to help tell the story of the industrial revolution. Outcroppings of Baltimore Gneiss dot the Red Clay Valley around the park, while hidden and historic twin ponds await hikers and anglers at the end of the Oversee Farm Trail. Steamin’ Days offer rides on the 1/8-scale Auburn Valley Railroad and in the park’s antique Stanley Steamer cars.

Delaware’s Newest State Park

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.

Tour the Historic Marshall Mansion

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.

Discover the Power of Steam at The Marshall Steam Museum

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.

Explore the Park’s Rich Natural Resources

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.

Join us for Steamin’ Days

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.

Schedule Private Tours and Events

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) 729-4280 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.


Upcoming Events

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour

Thursday, May 23, 2024

1:00 PM

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 5/23/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/23/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour

Thursday, May 23, 2024

3:00 PM

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 5/23/2024 3:00:00 PM 5/23/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour

Friday, May 24, 2024

1:00 PM

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/24/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour

Friday, May 24, 2024

3:00 PM

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 5/24/2024 3:00:00 PM 5/24/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours

Saturday, May 25, 2024

1:00 PM

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/25/2024 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours

Saturday, May 25, 2024

3:00 PM

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/25/2024 3:00:00 PM 5/25/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour

Thursday, May 30, 2024

1:00 PM

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 5/30/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/30/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour

Thursday, May 30, 2024

3:00 PM

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 5/30/2024 3:00:00 PM 5/30/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour

Friday, May 31, 2024

1:00 PM

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 5/31/2024 1:00:00 PM 5/31/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 1 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Auburn Heights Mansion Tour

Friday, May 31, 2024

3:00 PM

Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.

Add to Calendar 5/31/2024 3:00:00 PM 5/31/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Mansion Tour Come explore one of the best examples of a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion that Delaware has to offer with a one-hour tour, at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family whose history and legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with the antiques and furnishings you will see there today. You will get to explore two floors of Auburn Heights with a small group (maximum 10 people). $8 per adult $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with Joint Tour Tickets discounted to $14 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. Walk-up tours accepted. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280. Auburn Valley

Steamin' Day

Sunday, June 2, 2024

12:30 PM

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, ages 2 to 92! No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/2/2024 12:30:00 PM 6/2/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Steamin' Day 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, ages 2 to 92! No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Behind Closed Drawers

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

2:00 PM

On select Fridays, join interns, visiting scholars and local history experts as they highlight never before seen images and objects from the park's collection and share their local knowledge during a parlor side chat. This free one-hour program will take place in the Marshall Mansion, and attendees are welcome to take a tour of the mansion afterward. Check our Facebook page to learn more about each event's topics and themes! No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/19/2024 2:00:00 PM 6/19/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind Closed Drawers On select Fridays, join interns, visiting scholars and local history experts as they highlight never before seen images and objects from the park's collection and share their local knowledge during a parlor side chat. This free one-hour program will take place in the Marshall Mansion, and attendees are welcome to take a tour of the mansion afterward. Check our Facebook page to learn more about each event's topics and themes! No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours

Saturday, June 22, 2024

1:00 PM

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 1:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours

Saturday, June 22, 2024

3:00 PM

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 3:00:00 PM 6/22/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley

Trees of the Auburn Heights Estate

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

11:00 AM

Did you know that most of the trees in Yorklyn are younger than 125 years old? The landscape has largely been shaped by those who have lived on and worked the land. Learn about the trees of Yorklyn at the Auburn Heights Estate in this cool walk under the leaves. Meet in front of the mansion at 3000 Creek Road to hike around the scenic estate. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/26/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/26/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Trees of the Auburn Heights Estate Did you know that most of the trees in Yorklyn are younger than 125 years old? The landscape has largely been shaped by those who have lived on and worked the land. Learn about the trees of Yorklyn at the Auburn Heights Estate in this cool walk under the leaves. Meet in front of the mansion at 3000 Creek Road to hike around the scenic estate. No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Opera in the Park

Saturday, June 29, 2024

6:00 PM

Auburn Valley State Park welcomes Opera Delaware for a free outdoor music experience on the mansion grounds. The one-hour performance includes period pieces from the time of Auburn Heights' construction and more! Bring your own chairs or picnic blankets and enjoy live music as the air cools. In the spirit of the Marshall family's support of the arts, local theatre troupes and arts venues will be tabling at the event to highlight upcoming programs and events. The estate will open at 5 p.m., and the first floor of the mansion will be open 30 minutes before the performance. A food truck will be on site, so swing by early to grab your picnic dinner. No registration required. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. Free!

Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 6:00:00 PM 6/29/2024 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Opera in the Park Auburn Valley State Park welcomes Opera Delaware for a free outdoor music experience on the mansion grounds. The one-hour performance includes period pieces from the time of Auburn Heights' construction and more! Bring your own chairs or picnic blankets and enjoy live music as the air cools. In the spirit of the Marshall family's support of the arts, local theatre troupes and arts venues will be tabling at the event to highlight upcoming programs and events. The estate will open at 5 p.m., and the first floor of the mansion will be open 30 minutes before the performance. A food truck will be on site, so swing by early to grab your picnic dinner. No registration required. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. Free! Auburn Valley

Steamin' Day

Sunday, July 7, 2024

12:30 PM

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, ages 2 to 92! No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/7/2024 12:30:00 PM 7/7/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Steamin' Day 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, ages 2 to 92! No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Behind Closed Drawers

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

2:00 PM

On select Fridays, join interns, visiting scholars and local history experts as they highlight never before seen images and objects from the park's collection and share their local knowledge during a parlor side chat. This free one-hour program will take place in the Marshall Mansion, and attendees are welcome to take a tour of the mansion afterward. Check our Facebook page to learn more about each event's topics and themes! No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/9/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/9/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind Closed Drawers On select Fridays, join interns, visiting scholars and local history experts as they highlight never before seen images and objects from the park's collection and share their local knowledge during a parlor side chat. This free one-hour program will take place in the Marshall Mansion, and attendees are welcome to take a tour of the mansion afterward. Check our Facebook page to learn more about each event's topics and themes! No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Cool Off in the Creek

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

2:00 PM

Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find and identify wildlife. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Please bring water shoes or an old pair of sneakers for wading in the creek (fishing hooks and other items may be in the water). Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register by calling 302-729-4280. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/10/2024 2:00:00 PM 7/10/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Cool Off in the Creek Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find and identify wildlife. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Please bring water shoes or an old pair of sneakers for wading in the creek (fishing hooks and other items may be in the water). Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register by calling 302-729-4280. Free! Auburn Valley

Spill the Tea: Victorian Book Club

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

7:00 PM

Discuss Victorian and Edwardian literature, life, culture and conflict while sipping on tea in the gorgeous Marshall Mansion, built in 1897. In addition to classic works by the Bronte's, Stevenson, Dickens, Poe and others we will read selections and poetry from rare and out of print books of local or specific interest including books by Delaware and Pennsylvania natives. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new people and get involved in your local history lovers community! The book club meets on a Tuesday evening bi-monthly. For more information and to register, call 302-729-4280. Free!

Add to Calendar 7/16/2024 7:00:00 PM 7/16/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Spill the Tea: Victorian Book Club Discuss Victorian and Edwardian literature, life, culture and conflict while sipping on tea in the gorgeous Marshall Mansion, built in 1897. In addition to classic works by the Bronte's, Stevenson, Dickens, Poe and others we will read selections and poetry from rare and out of print books of local or specific interest including books by Delaware and Pennsylvania natives. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new people and get involved in your local history lovers community! The book club meets on a Tuesday evening bi-monthly. For more information and to register, call 302-729-4280. Free! Auburn Valley

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours

Saturday, July 27, 2024

1:00 PM

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 7/27/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/27/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours

Saturday, July 27, 2024

3:00 PM

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 7/27/2024 3:00:00 PM 7/27/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley

Steamin' Day

Sunday, August 4, 2024

12:30 PM

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, ages 2 to 92! No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 8/4/2024 12:30:00 PM 8/4/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Steamin' Day 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, ages 2 to 92! No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Cool Off in the Creek

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

2:00 PM

Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find and identify wildlife. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Please bring water shoes or an old pair of sneakers for wading in the creek (fishing hooks and other items may be in the water). Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register by calling 302-729-4280. Free!

Add to Calendar 8/7/2024 2:00:00 PM 8/7/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Cool Off in the Creek Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find and identify wildlife. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Please bring water shoes or an old pair of sneakers for wading in the creek (fishing hooks and other items may be in the water). Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register by calling 302-729-4280. Free! Auburn Valley

Behind Closed Drawers

Friday, August 16, 2024

2:00 PM

On select Fridays, join interns, visiting scholars and local history experts as they highlight never before seen images and objects from the park's collection and share their local knowledge during a parlor side chat. This free one-hour program will take place in the Marshall Mansion, and attendees are welcome to take a tour of the mansion afterward. Check our Facebook page to learn more about each event's topics and themes! No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 8/16/2024 2:00:00 PM 8/16/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind Closed Drawers On select Fridays, join interns, visiting scholars and local history experts as they highlight never before seen images and objects from the park's collection and share their local knowledge during a parlor side chat. This free one-hour program will take place in the Marshall Mansion, and attendees are welcome to take a tour of the mansion afterward. Check our Facebook page to learn more about each event's topics and themes! No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours

Saturday, August 24, 2024

1:00 PM

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/24/2024 1:00:00 PM 8/24/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley

Behind the Scenes Mill Tours

Saturday, August 24, 2024

3:00 PM

Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 8/24/2024 3:00:00 PM 8/24/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Behind the Scenes Mill Tours Join us for an exclusive look inside the historic paper mill located on Benge Road. This industrial site made paper from 1890 to the 2000s and is in a rare undisturbed condition. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to photograph a rustic industrial site and see the state of the Marshall Bros. Mill before it's rehabilitated into a museum space! Must be 14 years or older. Call the park office to register at 302-729-4280. $10 per person Auburn Valley

Red Clay Day

Saturday, September 21, 2024

8:00 AM

Embark on a journey through Delaware’s hidden gem, the Red Clay Scenic Valley Byway. Unlike any other, this picturesque route weaves through 28 enchanting secondary roads, each offering a glimpse into the heart of the Red Clay Valley. Every turn reveals a commitment to conserving the beauty and vitality of the region’s natural and historic treasures. Mark your calendar and join us for a day of discovery and delight. Red Clay Day is not just an event, it’s a celebration of unity and environmental stewardship. Together, we’ll spotlight the charm of our partner sites' historic features and natural resources through engaging programs and events. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to witness the wonders of the Red Clay Scenic Valley Byway! Make a day of it and visit all the sites for a special prize. No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 9/21/2024 8:00:00 AM 9/21/2024 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Red Clay Day Embark on a journey through Delaware’s hidden gem, the Red Clay Scenic Valley Byway. Unlike any other, this picturesque route weaves through 28 enchanting secondary roads, each offering a glimpse into the heart of the Red Clay Valley. Every turn reveals a commitment to conserving the beauty and vitality of the region’s natural and historic treasures. Mark your calendar and join us for a day of discovery and delight. Red Clay Day is not just an event, it’s a celebration of unity and environmental stewardship. Together, we’ll spotlight the charm of our partner sites' historic features and natural resources through engaging programs and events. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to witness the wonders of the Red Clay Scenic Valley Byway! Make a day of it and visit all the sites for a special prize. No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley

Auburn Heights Invitational

Saturday, September 21, 2024

12:30 PM

The annual Auburn Heights Invitational features exceptional motor cars from the dawn of the automotive age through 1969. The event benefits the Joseph Boxler Education Fund, which supports educational programming by the Marshall Steam Museum, and is held rain or shine. In addition to historic autos, enjoy delicious food from On the Roll Food Truck, wine from Total Wine & More, craft beer from Dew Point Brewing Co., Woodside Farm Creamery Ice Cream, rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad and tours of the Auburn Heights Mansion, plus special exhibits and presentations, a silent auction, and more! No registration required. Free!

Add to Calendar 9/21/2024 12:30:00 PM 9/21/2024 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Auburn Heights Invitational The annual Auburn Heights Invitational features exceptional motor cars from the dawn of the automotive age through 1969. The event benefits the Joseph Boxler Education Fund, which supports educational programming by the Marshall Steam Museum, and is held rain or shine. In addition to historic autos, enjoy delicious food from On the Roll Food Truck, wine from Total Wine & More, craft beer from Dew Point Brewing Co., Woodside Farm Creamery Ice Cream, rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad and tours of the Auburn Heights Mansion, plus special exhibits and presentations, a silent auction, and more! No registration required. Free! Auburn Valley