Support Blackacre

Your support is vital to everything we do at Blackacre - provide innovative educational programs, preserve our 18th century Homestead, maintain our almost 300 acre preserve and to remain free for all families to enjoy.   Details of our membership options can be found under Support.

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.

- Recent News –

Renovated Presley Tyler House Open for Tours

Renovated Presley Tyler House Open for Tours

Every Sunday during the month of October from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. the newly renovated 1844 Presley Tyler Farmhouse will be open for historical tours. The exterior was recently restored as well as interior walls.  Funding for this project was made possible through...

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Mushroom Hike and Talk

Mushroom Hike and Talk

Learn about mushrooms and hike the preserve with Blackacre Naturalist Lee Grace and UK PHD Graduate Renata Belisario. They will also teach you how to grow mushrooms yourself. $20 per person. Call the office to sign up at 266-9802

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Back Porch Music Series

Back Porch Music Series

Come enjoy our Back Porch music series Sunday nights through October 4th. Our music guest on September 27th is folk pop artist, Elizabeth Varnado. Opening act Scott T. Smith.

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Education

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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