• Painting of Frenchtown settlement

    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?


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...