Rally on the River Raisin

Saturday, September 15, 2018

12-5:30 pm

Bring the entire family and enjoy an afternoon of fun for everyone!

Rally on the River Raisin is a free family friendly event of culture, Jeeps, and much more. The event was created to pay our respect to the POW/MIA of the War of 1812 and today. Our Battlefield is the site in which more POWs were captured on American soil by a foreign power than any other time in history. The event will have trail of flags that honor these 400+ Prisoners of War.

Rally on the River Raisin includes opportunities for families to get immersed in the life of the 19th Century from blacksmiths to candle-making in our Old French Town.  Visit our military timeline which includes weapons and vehicles from the past to today. Enjoy fun kid games and activities. Visit the Native American area to learn how to play Lacrosse and its significance to our Battlefield.

Watch the military and Jeep parade in downtown Monroe beginning at 12:00 pm.

There is something for everyone on Saturday, September 15th starting at 12:00 pm.

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Be a Part of our Jeep & Veteran Parade

Register your Jeep for our parade honoring POW/MIA veterans. Parade will include Jeeps, military vehicles, HS marching bands, and a ton of fun! Parade begins at 12:00 pm in Downtown Monroe.

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  • Businesses will be encouraged to place a Major Muskrat Plush Toy in their business with our custom sign
  • September: people will be searching for Major Muskrat Plush Toys across Monroe County to take photos and tag your business.
  • The River Raisin National Battlefield Park Foundation wants to partner with businesses throughout Monroe County to show people why our County is a phenomenal place to Play, Learn, and Grow.
  • Major Muskrat will visit your business in 2018-2019
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A percentage of every Muskrat Plush Toy purchase will go toward environmental conservation. Our Foundation is partnering with schools in Detroit and Monroe County to create educational green spaces to the role of the environment in our history.

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Kayak with Us

Register for Kayaking

Enjoy a fantastic guided kayaking tour for 1.5-2 hours. Learn the significance and history of our Park along withe the First Road.

Be a part of one of the best kayaking excursions in the area.

We will teach you how to kayak, provide you with some history, and guide you through the journey.

It will be a day of fun for all!

We do have a few double kayaks available. Please email us if you are in need of a double kayak. There is no extra cost for a double kayak.

Our Main Objectives

To excite visitors about the past and inspire them to want to learn more about the people and events that ultimately shaped Michigan, the Great Lakes region and North America during the War of 1812

To be the premier site for research, study, exploration, experience and understanding of the American frontier and the War of 1812 in the Northwest territory, as a prelude to contemporary North America

To foster an appreciation for the human suffering and sacrifices that ultimately led to an enduring international peace between nations and the longest undefended border in the world

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River Raisin National Battlefield Park Foundation builds enduring relationships through world class experiences that share the untold stories of the battles over the River Raisin, inspiring conversation, understanding, and respect.

The RRNBP Foundation is also dedicated to working in partnership with Canada, Great Britain, and Native American organizations to ensure that all dimensions of this international conflict are explored, represented and understood.

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