Monroe County Michigan Historical Museum War of 1812 Battlefield Site

Visitors Center   (click on photos for larger view)

Located a few blocks East of Downtown

1425 East Elm Avenue  Monroe, MI 48162


The battle fought here on Jan 22, 1813 was one of the largest battles of the War of 1812.  Of the 934 Americans who fought here, only 33 escaped death or capture.  The massacre of wounded soldiers the following day shocked and enraged Americans throughout the Old Northwest Territory. 


The display includes dioramas & full-size British & American soldiers, as well as a computer operated fiber-optic map presentation on the Battle of the River Raisin.   


Grounds open year round

    Phone:  734) 243-7136 (Battlefield)

or (734) 240-7780 (Museum Main Number)

Annual Commemoration Ceremony held in January on weekend closest to battle.

Quarterly:   War of 1812 Roundtable discussions (call for details) 

ALL sites closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday


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