• Painting of Frenchtown settlement

    River Raisin

    National Battlefield Park Michigan

For Kids


Explore the River Raisin area with the Major!

Look below for fun activities you can download and use at River Raisin National Battlefield Park and the surrounding area! Join Major Muskrat and explore and learn about the Heritage Trail -- and if you complete all 20 stops along the trail, you can earn a Heritage Trail VISA patch. Fun for all ages!

Booklets to download:

Our Junior Ranger booklet is in development and will be available soon. Until then, try out these fun activities!! (Files are PDFs, get a free PDF reader program here)

Blaze the River Raisin Heritage Trail

River Raisin VISA program

Major Muskrat's Plant Discovery


Did You Know?


The Battle of Frenchtown (Battle of the River Raisin in Monroe Michigan) was the largest battle fought on Michigan soil. This battle was a major defeat for the Americans and was one of the bloodiest engagements during the War of 1812. The massacre of some wounded solders the following day shocked and enraged Americans throughout the Old Northwest Territory. This incident soon became know as “The River Raisin Massacre” and the rallying cry was “Remember the Raisin”. More...