Celebrate 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States by exploring the battle sites that defined the two nations
In partnership with the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, and the National Park Service, MotorCities National Heritage Area is proud to announce the launch of the Route 1812 Driving Tour.
A mesmerizing historical road trip, this behind-the-wheel commemorative quest takes you through parts of Michigan, Ohio, and southern Ontario to explore the people, politics, and biggest battles that defined a war which threatened the existence of Canada and divided the U.S. so deeply that the nation almost broke apart. Throughout the tour, see forts that were surrendered, monuments and memorials later erected, and the actual battlefields where American and British soldiers experienced great victory and defeat.
Request hard copies by calling 313.259.3425, ext. 306.
Brochures can also be obtained in Canada by contacting Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island at 800.265.3633.