River Raisin National Battlefield Park, Monroe
Categories: Battlefields, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Located on the site of the Battle of Frenchtown that occurred between January 18 to January 23, 1813, between forces allied with the British Empire and the United States of America. One of the bloodiest battles of the War of 1812, it was called a National Calamity for the United States by General (later President) William Henry Harrison.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Monroe holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the River Raisin National Battlefield Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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This War of 1812 battlefield is now just a flat parkland, with plaques describing what took place. But the must-see for history buffs is in the Visitor's center. View a 20 minute film about the battle... read more »
Being a lifelong Kentuckian and having learned in 7th grade Kentucky History class about the Kentucky militia members who died in the Battle of Frenchtown at River Raisin, I was interested in seeing t... read more »
Very interesting museum to see. The Rangers are very informative. Must see the 15 minute documentary video about the area you are around.
We went for The NPS hundred year celebration. They had a lot of little tent set up with different things going on demonstrations, gun firing Canon blowing, a day well spent. There is a lot of history there you must check out the inside and see all the things they have, even if you think you know the story behind the park you will still learn a lot! The outside has many signs that tell you about the history and some very nice park benches by the signs.
A very small nation battle site. Not much to see or do. Pretty boring and I am a big history nut. I could not see many people traveling from out of town it see this place there's way to many better places to visit.
Peaceful community near the park. They have lively events during Halloween.
Cute little national park, interested to see it's future!
Seems nice. Be aware of some shady people that live in the area.
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