River Raisin National Battlefield Park

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The River Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center showcases the history of one of the largest massacres of the War of 1812. It is full of information and history and everyone who comes through the doors will leave having learned something new.

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Visit the newest addition to the National Park System! The River Raisin National Battlefield Park. The battle fought here on Jan 22, 1813 was one of the largest engagements of the War of 1812. Of 934 Americans who fought here, only 33 escaped death or capture. The massacre of wounded soldiers the following day shocked and enraged Americans throughout the Old Northwest Territory. The displays includes dioramas & full-size British, Native American & American soldiers, as well as a fiber-optic map presentation on the Battles of the River Raisin. As of March 30th, 2009, President made the battlefield part of the National Park Service, and property was turned over the the in October, 2010. There is free parking on the site for viewing the Battlefield Historical markers throughout the grounds. Now open seven days a week: weekdays Monday- Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 National Park Service. Weekends Saturday- Sunday open 9- 5:00 p.m.

River Raisin Battlefield National Park

Contact Information

Address

1403 East Elm Avenue

Monroe, MI 48162

Driving Directions

Phone: (734) 243-7136

Fax: (734) 244-5501

Email:

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River Raisin National Battlefield Park Events

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Date: 12/06/14