Best Bloomin' Festival

Join us for our 2nd Annual Best Bloomin’ Festival for music, food, workshops, shopping, and more!

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Wee Explorer Summer Camp

Send your preschoolers and kingergarteners to us for an outdoor adventure!

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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 resume the first Saturday in May, weather permitting.

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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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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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- Recent News –

Full Moon Hike Cancelled

Unfortunately, we have to cancel the Full Moon Hike scheduled for Friday, May 20th due to current soggy conditions of our trails and fields as well as additional rain in the forecast for Friday. Stay tuned to our website for more information on upcoming Planet Watches... read more

Garden News!

Please click here to see the latest news and updates from our Garden Manager! She has information on Colorado Potato Beetles as well as the notes from our Community Garden Orientation. Email with questions!

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Follow us on Instagram!

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... 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.”