Over this past Labor Day weekend, our cousins came to visit and it was time to party. Saturday we decided to head out for the day, and visited Auburn Heights Preserve. Wow! Auburn Heights is Delaware's newest state park, and is a property that was donated to the state by the Marshall family who built and owned it for three generations. The Queen Ann-style Victorian mansion was built in 1897, has eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 6000 square feet. Here is a picture of the house when it was first built. So neat. We waited on the front porch for the house tour to begin.... and took in all of the wonderful architectural detail... Being able to go inside and see all of the furnishings, the rooms themselves, and hear the stories associated with the house was fascinating. And the ride around the grounds on an authentic miniature steam train could NOT be beat!
I don't know what could be more fun than eight cousins, live steam, beautiful sunshine, and Victorian architecture! Thank you, Emily, for all of the wonderful pictures of our day.