• Painting of Frenchtown settlement

    River Raisin

    National Battlefield Park Michigan

News

River Raisin National Battlefield Park selected as 2012 National Park Foundation "America's Best Idea" Grant

River Raisin National Battlefield Park joins 48 National Parks across the country to participate in the National Park Foundation's 2012 program! Read the complete News Release here.

National Park Foundation Awards River Raisin National Battlefield Park a 2012 "Active Trails Program" Grant

U.S. Senator Levin and U.S. Congressman Dingell the National Park Foundation for Selecting River Raisin National Battlefield Park as One of only Thirteen National Parks to Participate in the 2012 Active Trails Program. Read the complete News Release here.

Did You Know?

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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...