Daycation Destination

Feed our Farm Animals, Hike one of our Trails, Browse our 1795 Appalachian double crib barn, or Relax at one of our ponds. Make Blackacre your Daycation Destination!

Weddings & Special Event Rentals

For a truly unique wedding, reception, party, or business meeting - let Blackacre help you create and unforgettable event!

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Country Christmas at Blackacre

Join us for an old-fashioned family Christmas celebration at Blackacre from 1-4pm Saturday, December 3rd!

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Field Trips

We book field trips year-round for private and independent schools as well as JCPS!

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Community Garden

Join us for coffee chats on select days every month. Check with our Garden Manager for more info!

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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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Tips from our Community Garden

Dear Gardeners, I will be away from the garden Monday. June 20 – Thursday. June 23 and will return Friday evening, June 24. I have an opportunity to teach 5th – 8th grade students cooking at a camp. It should be a lot of fun! It was so nice to get all the edges and...

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You’ve seen us on Facebook. You’ve seen us on Twitter. Now, you can follow us on Instagram! We will provide updates on programming and events as well as our beloved additions to our goat family, Cedar & Lake. Click the Instagram button below to follow...

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Hiking

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”

Amanda

“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.”

Chris