• Painting of Frenchtown settlement

    River Raisin

    National Battlefield Park Michigan

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  • Fall Children's Craft Day!

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Join us on Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 where you can learn how to make crafts like the Frenchtown settlers & Native-Americans did over 200 years ago! More

  • Spirits of the River Raisin!

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Spirits of the River Raisin sponsored by the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Foundation More

Did You Know?


During the War of 1812, after seizing eastern Maine and ravaging the New England coast, British troops invaded the Chesapeake, causing a frantic U.S. retreat in Maryland that was dubbed “the Bladensburg races.” The British then marched into Washington, which American officials had hastily abandoned, leaving behind a formal dinner set at the White House. British troops devoured the victuals and wine before burning the White House, Congress, and other buildings. More...