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River Raisin National Battlefield Park

1403 E Elm Ave, 36595 W. Jefferson Ave, Brownstown Township, MI 48173, Monroe, MI 48162-2524
+1 734-243-7136
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Newer smaller National park, small exhibit area with history of war of 1812 and the River Raisin... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
terry48162
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Monroe, Michigan
Good start on the historical site

We went to see what was here today (having seen the sign on US23 many times). There is a small... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
GulfKayaker
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Michigan
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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 14 September 2017

Newer smaller National park, small exhibit area with history of war of 1812 and the River Raisin battle , if you bring your bike you can ride from the battle field area right into sterling state on park on the bike paths and ride for...More

Thank terry48162
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We went to see what was here today (having seen the sign on US23 many times). There is a small interpretive center with some exhibits and a good overview film. The rangers were great. We walked around the battlefield and it's clear that they are...More

Thank GulfKayaker
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Other than the Battle of New Orleans (also a War of 1812 site, actually fought after the Treaty of Ghent had already been signed) this is the smallest battlefield park I have ever been to. The small museum and visitor center used to be a...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is a newer national park which is well worth the stop. The war of 1812 battlefield tells about a liitle known part of the war. The park is still being improved so not a lot to see. There are a lot of informative displays...More

Thank DGoat
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place since there aren't other national parks in the area; it pales in comparison to most though. Small, there was a lot of outdated videos and information. Still worth a quick stop if you're in the area though.

Thank Jessika W
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Our main reason for visiting was to purchase a senior National Parks Pass before the prices went up. Since this park is free, they did not have them. The ranger made certain that we knew which parks in Michigan might have them and also printed...More

Thank solomon5
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We stopped here almost on a lark because it's two minutes off the highway south of Detroit. What a good call! We learned about this important, influential battle from the War of 1812 and more. Even though we arrived at closing, Ranger Ron Jones stuck...More

Thank trmdwelk
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to learn about an almost unknown, deadly battle in American history. Had a interesting talk with the ranger. There are great plans for historical restoration of the area.

Thank AndyKansasCity
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

If you like history this is a short stop about a small period in American History. This is about the War of 1812. And is a small footnote in that war but is none-the-less important. I wouldn't go out of my way for this but...More

Thank Dougiscool
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This was a stop so we could learn about the War of 1812, and we weren't disappointed. The exhibits aren't bad, but they could use some sprucing up. The ranger was very long winded, but informative.

Thank pamb853
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