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Auburn Heights Preserve

3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, DE 19736
Israel Marshall's Home, Auburn Heights

Israel Marshall's Home, Auburn Heights.

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Auburn Heights Preserve is a state park that preserves the former home and estate of the Marshall family as well as portions of the family's former mills alongside the Red Clay Creek and additional land purchased by the state. The park features what the state bills as the largest collection of operational steam cars in the world, and a miniature coal-powered train that runs on tracks encircling the estate. The steam-powered cars are housed in the Marshall Steam Museum. T. Clarence Marshall, the youngest son of Israel Marshall, was fascinated by the steam power that operated the family's mills. He became a licensed dealer for Stanley Motor Carriage Company and began acquiring a personal collection of steam automobiles. Visitors are able to view the collection, and on certain days rides on the cars and trains are offered to the general public.

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