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River Raisin National Battlefield Park

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Address: 1403 East Elm Avenue, 36595 W. Jefferson Ave, Brownstown Township, MI 48173, Monroe, MI 48162
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Great visit just ahead of the 204th anniversary

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the newest additions to the National Park System, the River Raisin Battlefield is the site of a forgotten battle in Michigan whose aftermath would eventually set the stage for some of the American victories to keep the US out of Canada in the War of 1812. The 15 minute video to start off the tour is well done... More 

Thank Paul L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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 aficionado of War of 1812 in general or this battle in particular, well worth the visit and fantastic (especially for a winter... More 

Thank S777OWjohn
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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.

Thank Christopher F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

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 visit just to learn about the history of the area. Once you are done inside, take the tour around the battle field... More 

Thank Lori R
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and I have tried to get to as many parks, battlefields, historic sites, etc. as I could. I made it to River Raisin NBP on a very wet rainy day. It had been sunny and warm for the previous 2 weeks. I arrived about 11 and was the first signature... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

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, animated to show the movement of the US, British, and Indian troop movements. The staff was very helpful, too. The War was fought around... More 

Thank Ace J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

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 the battlefield myself. The site was taken over in recent years by the National Park Service, and it is free. Good thing. There really isn't much to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum to see. The Rangers are very informative. Must see the 15 minute documentary video about the area you are around.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This park is not much to look at. It's basically a field next to some train tracks and older homes. There's a little walking path that you can wander on for 20 minutes. But the visitor centre is just fantastic and is staffed with some very friendly and knowledgeable Rangers. We sat through a 15 minute presentation and learned a... More 

Thank MTLbears
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I live in Monroe where the battlefield is located. It is a small but growing battlefield display with almost daily improvements. It is a must visit if you are visiting Michigan. I brought a guest along from India who wanted to see this having heard about this from overseas and readings. An important event in history took place here in... More 

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