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Thursday August 30th, 2012

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In partnership with the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, and the National Park Service, MotorCities National Heritage Area has launched the Route 1812 Driving Tour.

This historical road trip takes drivers 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 United States 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.

Stops include Francois Baby House, Olde Sandwich Town and Fort Malden in Ontario. The Kentucky Monument, Monguagon Battlefield and Fort Wayne in Detroit, as well as stops in Ohio. In Total you can visit 21 stops along the route.

You can download a copy of the tour brochure and event listings online here or get a hard copy by contacting Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island at 1-800-265-3633.

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