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River Raisin National Battlefield Park, Monroe

(4.2/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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.
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TripAdvisor
  • If you know all about the battle/area history in 1812, then other than saying your were there at the site of the battle, you probably wouldn't get much out of it. On the other hand, if not an aficiona...  more »
  • The visitor center is small, but informative with a few films and a battlemap display. the battlefield is very small with not much interpretive info. 
  • This is a small museum but it does have some interesting history. They also have a video that shares information about the battle and the area. If you live in the south east area of MI you should visi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It teaches you a lot about Native Americans in Michigan and the Wyandotte tribe.
  • Peaceful community near the park. They have lively events during Halloween.
  • Cute little national park, interested to see it's future!