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.Read More
Weapon Demo Days!
Learn about Black Powder Cannons, Muskets and Rifles used during the War of 1812 at Weapon Demo Days, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 & 28, 2013.Read More
Celebrate The Bicentennial
Come to River Raisin this year to help us celebrate the War of 1812 Bicentennial! See a detailed schedule of events by clicking the read more link.Read More
Free Field Trips & Transportation!
Teachers check if your Monroe County, MI or Wayne County, MI school qualifies for our "Free Ticket to Ride" Scholarship for 3rd-8th grades!Read More
Drive & explore War of 1812 sites!
A mesmerizing historical road trip, this behind-the-wheel commemorative quest takes you through parts of Michigan, Ohio, and southern Ontario.Read More
Let's Get Outside!
Paved trails to walk, run, or cycle connecting major historic sites, state and local parks, nationally significant buildings and ecological features.Read More
Stay connected to River Raisin!
Find out more about the Park and Major Muskrat by visiting us on Facebook! Check it out on our Social Media page.Read More
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...