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Delaware’s newest state park, Auburn Valley is situated next to Red Clay Creek. Close to the northernmost tip of the First State (along the Twelve-Mile Circle).

This makes it easy to travel to from neighboring Pennsylvania. It is home to one of the largest collection of operational steam cars in the world, as well as trails for hiking and, as with the other parks, trails for hiking and biking.

Area: 360 acres

List of Park Activities:

  • Biking
  • Cultural/Recreation/Nature Programs
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Historic HomeTours
  • Meetings and Corporate Events
  • Miniature Railroad Rides
  • Private Parties
  • School Group Programs
  • Steam Car Rides
  • Trails
  • Weddings

List of Amenities:

  • 1883 Bowstring Bridge
  • 1897 Queen Anne Mansion with Wrap-Around Sun Porch
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Auburn Valley Railroad
  • Bike Trails
  • Hiking Trails
  • Historic Site
  • Marshall Steam Museum
  • National Vulcanized Fiber Paper Mill
  • Parking
  • Pond with Fountain
  • Restrooms
  • Rose Arbor
  • Unique Photography Settings
  • Wedding and Reception Areas
  • Wheelchair-Accessible (Grounds and Steam Museum)
  • World’s Largest Operating Steam Car Collection


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What are the park’s operating hours?
A: Open daily, from 8:00 AM to sunset (which varies every day)

Q: Can you fish in Red Clay Creek?
A: Yes! Visit this creek in April to catch freshly stocked trout, or take part in a children’s fishing program.

Q: What’s the museum located in the park grounds?
A: The Marshall Steam Museum, which you can visit on Steamin’ Days and learn about steam power and the role of water.

Q: How long is the Oversee Farm Trail?
A: 1.1-miles, and you can explore the architecture of the local farmhouse and barn found here.

Q: What’s the mansion on the park grounds?
A: The Auburn Heights Mansion, a Queen Anne-style home displays stunning Victorian style and decor in its design. Tours for visiting this remarkable structure are available in the park.