• Painting of Frenchtown settlement

    River Raisin

    National Battlefield Park Michigan

Remember the Raisin!

River Raisin is the site of the devastating January 1813 Battles of Frenchtown that occurred during the War of 1812. The battles typified the conflicting interest central to the war but, in the end, the killing and ransom of unprotected American prisoners galvanized America. The resulting polemical rally cry “Remember the Raisin” spurred America’s successful re-taking of the Northwest Territories.

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Did You Know?

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This park is one of only a few national battlefield parks in the National Park System--and the only one from the War of 1812. It is the fifth NPS site in Michigan which includes Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historical Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...