We have lots of fun activities for school age kids this summer including camps and art, music and natre workshops.   For Pre-k and toddlers there is Wednesday storytime and Leap Outside. Check out our calendar for more information.

If you like what we do, consider supporting Blackacre.  With as little as $10 a month you will be helping us develop education and family fun programs, maintain our 300 acre-homestead and nature preserve and care for the farm animals.

Visit Blackacre

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

- Catlin Matthews

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!

Community Gardens

Over 300 rental plots starting at $15 for the season.

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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.



Blackacre State Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead |Overview

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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Farm Animal Feedings