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River Raisin National Battlefield Park

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Learn about the Battle of the River Raisin

History buffs will enjoy this new National Park as they learn about the massacre that happened as... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Monroe, Michigan

Greater! This is a great, informative, presentation about the history of this River of grapes. Our... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Charlotte W
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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1403 E Elm Ave, 36595 W. Jefferson Ave, Brownstown Township, MI 48173, Monroe, MI 48162-2524
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Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

Driving by one might thing there’s not much to this place. But the grounds and “museum” is very well kept, and full of great information!! If you are interested in history, don’t leave this out! It’s the foundation of Monroe’s history. It may be a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We rarely miss an NPS site during our travels, and I decided to detour while on a solo jaunt to hit River Raisin. The visitor center movies - about the battle itself and about Commodore Perry - were well done, provoking good context and backcourts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BlueDevilOKC
Reviewed 9 November 2018

History buffs will enjoy this new National Park as they learn about the massacre that happened as the U.S. struggled to expand and maintain control of the Great Lakes and the surrounding territory. Walk the battle fields, explore the gift shop and educational center. Call...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kskcollins
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We usually visit Nation Park Service sites, and are glad we hit this one. It is not large, but the ranger on duty may be the most enthusiastic ranger we have ever encountered. The visitors center is small, but it fits the site. 15 minute...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve R
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Remember the Raisin - I sure will - Thanks to the National Pak Rangers that staff the visitor center. We participated in the Jr Ranger Program (Major Muskrat) and learned a lot from the program and the rangers. They really brought the raisin to a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We saw the sign and got off the highway to see what this was about. We watched the short film and learned a lot about the battlefield. We walked around the visitor center and talked with the 2 gentlemen that worked there. They were very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mary K
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This battlefield is underdevelopment and little National Park Service interpretation is provided on the battlefield beyond the historic markers placed by the State of Michigan and Monroe County. The visitor center is small but it does a fairly good job in telling the story of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank mjmanning201
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I must admit I knew almost nothing about the War of 1812, but this battlefield makes me want to know more. The grounds are small, with walk paths and benches; the visitor center is also small but packed with history. A must see video and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Greater! This is a great, informative, presentation about the history of this River of grapes. Our Junior Rangers got their first badge of our trip here and we absolutely love this little Hidden Gem of a national park! Don't skip it if you're anywhere close.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This is a very small national park but had fun walking the trail and reading the signs with my nephew. Only takes an hour or two to experience the park so if you are in a hurry or don't have much time it is worth...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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