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River Raisin National Battlefield Park

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Address: 1403 E Elm Ave, 36595 W. Jefferson Ave, Brownstown Township, MI 48173, Monroe, MI 48162-2524
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734-243-7136
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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

Reviewed 15 January 2017
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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In addition to the battlefield itself, there was a small facility with displays and a video describing the battle that took place here. The park ranger was very helpful and knowledgeable

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Thank Bob L
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here today for a pre-Easter event and boy, oh boy...what a GREAT day! Kids did fun old-style games, there were snacks (cookies, donuts, juice, cider and coffee), staff/volunteers were so fun and friendly, a wreath raffle, and it was gorgeous out!! There is a gift shop inside with all different kinds of items from 35 cent pencils to $25... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

There is a small visitor center here that shows a 20 minute video of this battle if you wish to view it. There are some explanations of battle and history around the time along with a few artifacts. There is no admission charge. Outside there is a short trail around the field with some markers explaining events. Staff is very... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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 

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Michigan
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Reviewed 15 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 

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Thank S777OWjohn
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Christopher F
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Ace J
Kentucky
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Reviewed 22 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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