SEPTEMBER 17TH IS GIVE FOR GOOD LOUISVILLE 24-HOUR GIVE-A-THON!

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. 

Donate on #GIVEFORGOODLOU day, you can help us increase our donations by matching a challenge.

Plus, if we meet our overall goal, giveforgood donors will be automatically entered in to win a birthday party at Blackacre or a rental of the newly renovated 1844 Farmhouse!

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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Back Porch Music Series

Back Porch Music Series Come enjoy music on the back porch of our 1844 Presley Tyler Farmhouse where talented groups perform until sunset. Back Porch Music Series is a free event.   Donations will be collected to help raise money for Blackacre Conservancy. Tips for...

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Sunflowers are in full Bloom!

Sunflowers are in full Bloom!

A 15’x4′ area of sunflowers are now in bloom! They are located directly across from the Tyler House and by the hayfield. The miniature sunflowers are 4 ft tall, ideal for children photo sessions.

They are likely in bloom for just a few weeks, so be sure to enjoy them now!

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Eight New Baby Goats Born at Blackacre

Eight New Baby Goats Born at Blackacre

Kidding Around at Blackacre This spring we have had eight baby goats born over the past month. They are already romping around the fields and are adoring visitors. The adult goats, horses, cows, mule and sheep are grateful for our visitors who come with carrots,...

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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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