Membership & Donations

Blackacre Conservancy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to the education and enrichment of the local Kentucky population. Admission to Blackacre, and participation in many of its public programs and services, is free.* But our upkeep isn’t: Blackacre’s educational programs (in partnership with JCPS and other local schools), its beautiful grounds, and its historic homestead are supported in large part by our members. With your membership, you will become a part of a community of dedicated individuals committed to supporting this special place.   Donate  |  Join Today

Blackacre also offers corporate memberships with organizational benefits for our larger sponsors! Learn more.  

NEW – Blackacre now offers a photographer’s membership.  For those of you wishing to shoot on the property we will now be requiring a membership.  See below for details.

Membership Levels

Blackacre is grateful to all its members and supporters in the Kentucky community and beyond. You can become a part of this wonderful group of people and start enjoying your membership today: just sign up online through paypal or head on over to the Presley Tyler 1844 Farmhouse for a membership application. Blackacre offers the following memberships for individuals and families:

Individual ($35)

Subscription to member’s newsletter. Free admission and discounts to programs, and invitations to members-only programs and hikes.

Family ($50)

All of the above, plus free admission and discounts to programs for families.

Photographer ($50)

E-mail notifications, exclusive event photographer, Presley Tyler Farmhouse for holiday shoots, carriage and animal use, wedding vendor list.

Cedar Glade ($75)

All of the above, plus two free tickets to a Saturday program.*

Tulip Poplar Stand ($100)

All of the above, plus four free tickets to a Saturday program.*

Spring House ($250)

All of the above, plus two free tickets to the entire Winter Lecture Series.

Stone Cottage ($500)

All of above, plus a 10% discount on rental during membership year.

Presley Tyler Farmhouse ($1000)

All of above, plus a 15% discount on rental during the Farmhouse membership year, and a scheduled, personally-designed private tour of the historic home and nature preserve.

Moses Tyler Bourbon Distillery ($2500)

All of above, plus two free tickets to our annual Bourbon Tasting Fundraiser.

The Macauley and Emilie Strong Smith Society ($5000)

All of above, plus one free rental during the membership year, and a tree planted in recognition of your donation.


Like what you see? Want to help make it even better? Blackacre accepts tax-deductible donations online through Paypal or in donation boxes at the Conservancy. Donation boxes are located out at our Double Crib Appalachian-Style Barn, in the Visitors’ Center, and at the Visitors’ Kiosk.

Join Today!

You can sign up for an IndividualFamily, PhotographerCedar Glade, or Tulip Poplar Stand membership at Blackacre online through Paypal.

To purchase a premium membership (priced over $100), please email us at or call us at 502-266-9802!

*Note: excluding Pioneer Day and Winter Lecture series.