October 3rd, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Local Bluegrass bands, food trucks, and craft beer. Need we say more?

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September 27th, 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
The Louisville Astronomical Society guides us through one of nature’s most spectacular occurrences.

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Community Garden

Join us for coffee chats on the first Saturday of every month.

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Event Rental

For a truly unique wedding, reception, party, or business meeting – indoors and outdoors–choose Blackacre for your next event!

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Farm Animal Feedings

Farm animal feedings, during which Farmer Larry and other volunteer animal feeders discuss feeding and caring for farm animals, will take place Saturdays at 9:30am.

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Summer Camps

Blackacre’s primary mission is environmental and pioneer education. Our camps are one of the many ways we fulfill that mission.

Community Garden

Blackacre is the sole manager of the largest Community Garden in Jefferson County with over 200 gardeners renting nearly 300 plots.

Facility Rental

Rent your option of several special spots on Blackacre’s picturesque farm land, including a historic Appalachian Double Crib Log Barn built in the 1790s.


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… just 25 minutes from downtown Louisville … the spacious Blackacre State Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead is a place where visitors can hike, take in the historic grounds …

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Water Line Update

Dear Gardeners, The water line has been fixed and the water is back on. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this possible! Susan Ballerstedt Garden Manager Blackacre Conservancy read more

Summer Camp Registration

Wee Explorers: Grades Pre-K and K June 15-19, 9am-11:30am Wee Explorers will use their senses to discover the wonders of nature. Through hands-on explorations, crafts, games, and stories campers will develop an awareness and appreciation for our natural environment.... read more

Keep your sense of proportion by regularly, preferably daily,
visiting the natural world.
- Catlin Matthews

“Our Day of Service at Blackacre was inspiring. Many of my team members including me had no idea 300-acres of land remained undeveloped so close to where we live. Helping to repair broken fences along the cow pasture was not only productive and a good work out but made my people feel like they were making a difference and brought us even closer together which means better  output when we return to our regular day jobs next week”


“Holding a team retreat at Blackacre was delightful.  We were able to work and enjoy lunch gathered around a long dining room table inside the Presley Tyler House. We went ‘away’ without going away saving both time and money for the company by meeting at the historic homestead.”