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    River Raisin

    National Battlefield Park Michigan


Map of the location of Monroe, MI.
River Raisin National Battlefield is located in Southeastern Lower Michigan along the western shoreline of Lake Erie, in the city of Monroe. Park headquarters is 35 miles south of Detroit, and only 270 miles east of Chicago.

River Raisin National Battlefield
1403 East Elm Ave.
Monroe, MI 48162

(734) 243-7136


By Car

Take Interstate 75 to exit 15 and go south on Dixie Highway to Elm Ave. make a left on Elm and the Visitor Center will be on the left hand side.

By Plane

The Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW / KDTW) has international and domestic flights from Detroit, Michigan and is about 20 miles from the center of Monroe, MI.

Did You Know?


“We became a world unto ourselves, rather than one turned toward Europe,” says historian Gordon Wood. The economy took off in the years after the war as canals, roads, cities, and industries rapidly expanded. The war forced the nation to become self-reliant and demonstrated the need for factories, internal transport, a national bank, and domestic trade. More...