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Less than five minutes from the center of Hockessin, the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve offers visitors a chance to step back in time and experience life at the dawn of the automotive age. The now-museum was built by T. Clarence...more
Our visit included a tour of the Marshall Mansion, several rides around the mansion on the 2 trains and 3 antique automobiles and a leisurely walk through the car museum. They have a number of activities for small children ... coloring inside, small crafts outside....More
Ok, new to the area, but this is a real treat...one I didn't know at all. Had the chance to tour the museum and see the amazing collection of old steamer cars. Beautifully maintained and displayed. First rate descriptive materials. A true labor of passion...More
If you're a member of Auburn Heights or attend a Steaming Day, this is part of the package. It's a small museum that can divert your children's (I have a 2-yo and 4-yo) attention while waiting for the popcorn to pop or the train lines...More
If you are interested in steam engines, local history, and/or have small children, you will really enjoy this attraction. The wealthy Marshall family's estate is lovingly preserved in a beautiful country setting. They open the property and share with the public, his extensive collection of...More
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Susan R, Manager at Marshall Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017
Thanks! We appreciate the kind words and hope you'll come back and visit us again soon!
We enjoyed three parts to our two plus hours here:
1) The Marshall Steam Museum has the largest collection of working and licensed Stanley Steamers in the US. There are lots of signs, and the volunteers are knowledgeable and friendly. Tom Marshall, who has driven...More
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Susan R, Manager at Marshall Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016
Thank you for visiting! We're so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again!
We visited the museum for a local Daisy Scout event and the staff did a great job explaining steam-powered cars to a group of 5-year olds! We look forward to attending other events at the location over the summer when the steam-powered train is running.
They have an early electric car, 15 or so steam engine cars and a gas engine car (1914 Model T). There is a display of how a steam engine works and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Any car buff would enjoy a visit here.