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!

Field Trips & Summer Camp

Join us for our Explorers Summer Day Camps or Book a Field trip! Blackacre Offers year-round options for private and independent schools as well as JCPS!

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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Visit Blackacre

… 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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New Homestead Gate & Parking Field

We are excited to welcome visitors to Blackacre for a fresh new year! To help you better navigate our grounds when you come for your next visit please note the following updates below: Blackacre Parking Field Closed Until Mid-April: As some of you might...

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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.”